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Re: Proposal for Adjusted DATA Timeout

2008-05-25 07:25:01

--On Saturday, May 24, 2008 5:38 PM -0700 ned+ietf-smtp(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:

Well, not only do we have an option to increase the client
wait time based on message size
(STATUS_DATA_RECV_PER_BLOCK_TIME), we also have an option to
increase it based on number of recipients
(STATUS_DATA_RECV_PER_ADDR_TIME) and on size*recipient

As for their utility, our experience has been that this is one
of those things that's rarely needed, but when it is needed
you REALLY need it, because without it you have to choose
between crap client performance or large messages being
duplicated. Accordingly, I think writing it down somewhere
makes quite a bit of sense.

I agree. I also think an option to increase based on perceived link performance (e.g., how long TCP ACKs take to arrive if that information were available from the local stack, which, of course, it almost never is) would be worthwhile.

I was just trying to be sure I understood the question.