|author||Gerrit Renker <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2007-11-21 10:09:56 -0200|
|committer||David S. Miller <email@example.com>||2008-01-28 14:54:46 -0800|
|parent||[DCCP]: Update documentation (diff)|
[DCCP]: Promote CCID2 as default CCID
This patch addresses the following problems: 1. DCCP relies for its proper functioning on having at least one CCID module enabled (as in TCP plugable congestion control). Currently it is possible to disable both CCIDs and thus leave the DCCP module in a compiled, but entirely non-functional state: no sockets can be created when no CCID is available. Furthermore, the protocol is (again like TCP) not intended to be used without CCIDs. Last, a non-empty CCID list is needed for doing CCID feature negotiation. 2. Internally the default CCID that is advertised by the Linux host is set to CCID2 (DCCPF_INITIAL_CCID in include/linux/dccp.h). Disabling CCID2 in the Kconfig menu without changing the defaults leads to a failure `module not found' when trying to load the dccp module (which internally tries to load the default CCID). 3. The specification (RFC 4340, sec. 10) treats CCID2 somewhat like a `minimum common denominator'; the specification says that: * "New connections start with CCID 2 for both endpoints" * "A DCCP implementation intended for general use, such as an implementation in a general-purpose operating system kernel, SHOULD implement at least CCID 2. The intent is to make CCID 2 broadly available for interoperability [...]" Providing CCID2 as minimum-required CCID (like Reno/Cubic in TCP) thus seems reasonable. Hence this patch automatically selects CCID2 when DCCP is enabled. Documentation also added. Discussions with Ian McDonald on this subject are gratefully acknowledged. Signed-off-by: Gerrit Renker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Ian McDonald <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/networking/dccp.txt')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt b/Documentation/networking/dccp.txt
index fdc93beec057..ffb9ca937d65 100644
@@ -14,8 +14,15 @@ Introduction
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) is an unreliable, connection
-based protocol designed to solve issues present in UDP and TCP particularly
-for real time and multimedia traffic.
+oriented protocol designed to solve issues present in UDP and TCP, particularly
+for real-time and multimedia (streaming) traffic.
+It divides into a base protocol (RFC 4340) and plugable congestion control
+modules called CCIDs. Like plugable TCP congestion control, at least one CCID
+needs to be enabled in order for the protocol to function properly. In the Linux
+implementation, this is the TCP-like CCID2 (RFC 4341). Additional CCIDs, such as
+the TCP-friendly CCID3 (RFC 4342), are optional.
+For a brief introduction to CCIDs and suggestions for choosing a CCID to match
+given applications, see section 10 of RFC 4340.
It has a base protocol and pluggable congestion control IDs (CCIDs).