[ExI] Space Gnats

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jun 3 12:28:48 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 02:42:07AM -0700, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
> Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> suggested:
> > 
> > Look into the difference between UDP and TCP.
> Eek!
> If the Essential Me is going to be flung into the Aether, I don't think I want to travel using something like UDP.

UDP works very well if packet loss is negligible.
> Quite happy to sacrifice travel speed for an assurance that all my memories are intact.

That's what checksums are there for.
> I suspect we'll want a protocol that makes TCP look reckless.

In general if you want to avoid travelling as a material packet 
stream you want to space your relais stations closely, so 
retransmission penality, if any, is limited to short hops.

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