[dns-operations] Comparing TCP and UDP response times of root name servers
dot at dotat.at
Wed Nov 21 15:07:00 UTC 2012
John Kristoff <jtk at cymru.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:19:02 +0000
> Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:
> > I doubt it would provide any advantage compared to DNS over TCP.
> Your doubt isn't very convincing to me, but I'm not inclined to argue
> too strenuously that it would be worth doing in lieu of just utilizing
I should probably expand, then. The difference between DCCP and TCP is it
leaves it to the application to handle packet loss and re-ordering.
DNS-over-TCP allows re-ordering of application-level responses so it
avoids some of the head-of-line blocking problem. DNS-over-DCCP would have
to reimplement some kind of truncation/retry logic. It would not have
UDP's advantages of no setup latency and minimal kernel state - it doesn't
seem very much lighter than TCP.
> [...] would help address the problem if something like DCCP were to
> supplant UDP.
There's the rub :-)
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