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Re: Cisco's Statement about IPR Claimed in draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure
- From: Henning Brauer
- Date: Thu May 13 14:42:33 2004
* Iljitsch van Beijnum <email@example.com> [2004-05-13 19:52]:
> I don't think you can fully randomize the source port as it might clash
> with well-known ports.
of course. 1024 - 49151, on OpenBSD.
> Also, it may be somewhat expensive to make ports
> truly random. (But not as expensive as doing MD5 for the whole
We have randomized src ports in OpenBSD since 1996 - on all platforms,
including vax and such. No, it is not expensive.
> But why are you assuming the window size is 64k? This is completely
> unnecessary, and not done in practice by "real" routers: those
> typically use a 16k window. It should even be possible to set the
> window to a very small size, such as 64 bytes. That's enough to receive
> the initial BGP header, after which the window can be set to a larger
> size until the session is idle again.
In OpenBSD's bgpd, we only scale the window up of md5sig or ipsec is in
Henning Brauer, BS Web Services, http://bsws.de
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