T/TCP

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T/TCP (Transactional Transmission Control Protocol) is a variant of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). It is an experimental TCP extension for efficient transaction-oriented (request/response) service. It was developed to fill the gap between TCP and UDP, by Bob Braden in 1994. Its definition can be found in RFC 1644 (that obsoletes RFC 1379).

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This protocol is faster than TCP and delivery reliability is comparable to that of TCP. T/TCP suffers from several major security problems as described by Charles Hannum in September 1996.[1][2] It has not gained widespread popularity.

RFC 1379 and RFC 1644 that define T/TCP were moved to Historic Status in May 2011 by RFC 6247 for security reasons.

Alternatives[edit]

TCP Fast Open is a more recent alternative.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Stevens, Gary Wright, "TCP/IP Illustrated: TCP for transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX domain protocols" (Volume 3 of TCP/IP Illustrated) // Addison-Wesley, 1996 (ISBN 0-201-63495-3), 2000 (ISBN 9814053090). Part 1 "TCP for Transactions". Chapters 1-12, pages 1–159

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. Hannum (September 1996). "Security Problems Associated with T/TCP". unpublished work in progress. 
  2. ^ T/TCP vulnerabilities 8 (53). Phrack Magazine. 1998-07-08. Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. 

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