TCP Fast Open: expediting web services
Posted Aug 2, 2012 18:46 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: TCP Fast Open: expediting web services
Perhaps I'm not totally understanding what's going on here (high-level): TFO seems more like a user-space fix (i.e. Apache HTTPD, Microsoft IIS, etc.). Are changes to the system calls socket(2), connect(2), etc. the reason this article is on the LWN Kernel Development page?
Also, do I assume correctly that both client and server have to support TFO to realize the speed-up mentioned in the article?
I certainly don't mean to criticize this article (or its placement here on LWN), just curious instead. Great article, thanks!
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