Coda File System

Re: RPC2 and TCP on wireless networks

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:05:16 -0400
On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 07:56:35AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Jan Harkes <> writes:
> > The visiting student
> > (Gabriel Kaelin) who wrote it did a great job of cleaning up the code,
> > but along with fixing up the last few missing bits it would still
> > require a forward port of the existing UDP-based RPC2/SFTP transport.
> I don't follow this comment.

Gabriel took RPC2 and replaced all UDP related parts with SCTP. While
doing so he ended up restructuring RPC2 into a high level transport
protocol independent layer which mostly does the packing/unpacking, and
an underlying transport layer which manages SCTP connections and deals
with sending and receiving the packets. What is missing right now is
the old UDP parts, they would have to be re-implemented in this new

Received on 2004-09-15 10:08:57