Re: [dwm] [OT] Personal Website and CSS

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:01:41 +0000

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:
> "In contrast to other protocols, IL avoids blind retransmission. This
> helps performance in congested networks, where blind retransmission
> could cause further congestion. Like TCP, IL has adaptive timeouts, so
> the protocol performs well both on the Internet and on local
> Ethernets. A round-trip timer is used to calculate acknowledge and
> retransmission times that match the network speed."
> "After 300 times the round trip time [..], the sender gives up and
> assumes the connection is dead."

That's interesting, although it doesn't mention the difficult case:
supposing I've got an intermittent network connection with significant
state on both ends, how do you re-establish a shared, sane and secure
state? That's part of why I'm suspicious of the complexity of stateful
connections in an ureliable (3G, WiFi) world.

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