Symetric TCP opens
27 Aug 87 09:07:00 PST

>Distributed systems with symmetric processes that automatically seek
>to link to each other (no master/slave relationship) would use the
>simul-OPEN style. It was designed into TCP for that purpose; I do not
>know, however, whether any actual applications have made use of this


We have developed systems that live on TCP/IP networks and communicate
with each other in a symetric peer fashion. When one of these boxes
starts up, it attempts to open TCP connections with its peers. The
connection attempt starts actively by sending SYNs. If the remote
end doesn't respond, the TCP port goes into LISTEN, assuming that the
other end will eventually initiate the connection.

                                                Art Berggreen


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