*> From owner-ietf-outbound(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org Tue Feb 6 20:18:29 2001
*> X-URI: http://www.cs.utk.edu/~moore/
*> From: Keith Moore <moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu>
*> To: "Jun'an Gao" <jag(_at_)china(_dot_)kw(_dot_)com(_dot_)cn>
*> cc: ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org
*> Subject: Re: An alternative to TCP (part 1)
*> Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 22:46:02 -0500
*> X-Loop: ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org
*> I think it would be very difficult to replace TCP. However, a new
*> transport protocol that worked better than TCP in very high bandwidth /
*> low delay conditions might be very attractive for hosts and applications
*> that were able to take advantage of it.
As I am sure you recall, the IETF held a BOF on "TCPng" some years
ago. It went over exactly the same ground tilled Mr. Gao. The BOF's
conclusion was that any gains would be marginal and would not justify
the trauma of change.