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Feature #7007

document TCP parameters

Added by David Pacheco over 4 years ago.

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New
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Normal
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-
Start date:
2016-05-27
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Medium
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needs-triage
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Description

There are several basic TCP parameters that the system supports that are not documented. The one I ran across is TCP_ABORT_THRESHOLD, which appears to determine how long data packets may be outstanding before a connection is terminated due to a timeout. HP-UX has documented this and a few similar tunables1. There's also an ARC case that describes some of them.[2]

Even if it's not important for users to change them, it would be helpful to have documentation explain that these parameters exist so that users can understand under precisely what conditions connections may be terminated.

[1] http://modman.unixdev.net/?sektion=7&page=tcp&manpath=HP-UX-11.11
[2] http://arc.stillopensolaris.org/txt/PSARC_2010_151.txt


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #6059: tcp keepalive params could be more prominently documentedNew2015-07-15

Actions
Related to illumos gate - Bug #6711: TCP options need documentationNew2016-03-01

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Related to illumos gate - Bug #8470: connect(3socket) should document timeout valuesNew2017-07-07

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#1

Updated by David Pacheco over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #6059: tcp keepalive params could be more prominently documented added
#2

Updated by David Pacheco over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #6711: TCP options need documentation added
#3

Updated by David Pacheco over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8470: connect(3socket) should document timeout values added

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