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RFC 5961, "Improving TCP's Robustness to Blind In-Window Attacks", August 2010

Source of RFC: tcpm (tsv)

Errata ID: 5068
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Wesley Eddy
Date Reported: 2017-07-12
Held for Document Update by: Martin Duke
Date Held: 2020-04-20

Section 3.2 says:

   [RFC0793] currently requires handling of a segment with the RST bit
   when in a synchronized state to be processed as follows:

It should say:

   [RFC0793] currently requires handling of a segment with the RST bit
   when not in SYN-SENT to be processed as follows:


Notes:

The text in section 3.2 begins by stating a change from RFC 793 for RST bit handling "when in a synchronized state" (which means all states except for LISTEN, SYN-SENT, and SYN-RECEIVED).

Section 3.4 of RFC 793 refers to "all states but SYN-SENT", so the description of RFC 793 is inaccurate.

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