[xcp] Embedding XCP signalling in IP header
braden at ISI.EDU
Thu Aug 19 11:01:52 PDT 2004
*> On Aug 19, 2004, at 4:31 AM, Tim Shepard wrote:
*> > A separate header between IP and TCP with a new protocol number in the
*> > IP header is unambiguous to anyone trying to debug why some middlebox
*> > or endhost stack is not cooperating.
*> Agreed. However, it will face the same deployment issues that a new
*> transport protocol would, e.g., in firewalls.
Yup. But if we gate all progress on firewalls or NATs, we might as
well all give up the protocol research business and start selling
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