Subject: Re: Usability enhancement for IP6
To: Fernando Gont <email@example.com>
From: Bryan Phillippe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/06/2005 11:09:06
On the elevated day of Feb 6, Fernando Gont said:
> At 11:06 05/02/2005 -0800, Bryan Phillippe wrote:
> >Ever since I configured a private IPv6 network with NetBSD, I've had the
> >annoying problem of having to wait for multiple failed retransmits to
> >public sites such as www.netbsd.org, before falling down to IPv4. Other
> >IPv6 stacks, such as Microsoft, do not have this problem.
> This has been the subject of an Internet-draft I submitted to the IETF
> back in July 2004. You can visit
> http://www.gont.com.ar/drafts/tcp-soft-errors.html . There you'll find
> the latest version of the draft, plus links to the minutes and slides of
> the relevant IETF meetings.
> If you would like this behaviour to become a recommended practice, please
> drop a line on the TCPM WG mailing list, or do it here and I'll forward
> it there.
In that case, I have reviewed the draft and indeed want to see this
behavior become a recommended practice.
> Does anyone know if this patch will be included in the next releases of
We should probably make an analogous change to tcp4 as well. As someone
else pointed out, some firewalls (including the one I wrote for my
employer's network device) can return "administratively prohibited" for