Re: TCP Variants on Linux

From: Lew Pitcher (Lew.Pitcher_at_td.com)
Date: 06/02/05


Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 15:14:45 -0400


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Khaled wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for an OS (unix) on which I can run the following TCP
> variants:
> - TCP-Tahoe
> - TCP-Reno
> - TCP-NewReno
> - TCP-SACK
> - TCP-Vegas
> - TCP-Westwood
>
> Which Linux distribution is able to run all of a subset of them.

None.

All the TCP implementations you named are part of or come from BSD. Linux does
not use the BSD networking code at all, and instead implements the "NET-2/3/4"
code developed independantly for Linux.

> Or is there > one I can use after installing some available package?

Go check out the FreeBSDs. One of them might have remnants of the BSD networking
stack in it.

> Your help is much appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Khaled
>

- --
Lew Pitcher
IT Specialist, Enterprise Data Systems,
Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group

(Opinions expressed are my own, not my employers')
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