[rfc-dist] RFC 7440 on TFTP Windowsize Option

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        RFC 7440

        Title:      TFTP Windowsize Option 
        Author:     P. Masotta
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2015
        Mailbox:    patrick.masotta.ietf at vercot.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 17710
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-masotta-tftpexts-windowsize-opt-13.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7440

The "Trivial File Transfer Protocol" (RFC 1350) is a simple, lockstep,
file transfer protocol that allows a client to get or put a file
onto a remote host.  One of its primary uses is in the early stages of
nodes booting from a Local Area Network (LAN).  TFTP has been used for this
application because it is very simple to implement.  The employment of
a lockstep scheme limits throughput when used on a LAN.

This document describes a TFTP option that allows the client and
server to negotiate a window size of consecutive blocks to send as an
alternative for replacing the single-block lockstep schema.  The TFTP
option mechanism employed is described in "TFTP Option Extension"
(RFC 2347).

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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