Subject: Re: TCP Timeouts.
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/2002 20:18:25
there's one set of timeouts which the user should be allowed to tweak
(within system-specified bounds): the "give up and close the
connection" timeouts (initial connection, established connection, and
the keepalive/makedead timeouts).
note that these timeouts do not (directly) control when packets are
transmitted, and thus have nothing to do with congestion control.