feel free make a simplifying assumption regarding the closing side. you don't need to go into the wait state. I should have suggested in the initial handout that the TCP state machine can be significantly simplified - this means your state machine would have far fewer states than the normal one.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Arin Soyen Sent: November-20-08 5:17 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [gini] A5 - FIN Question Hello, Can we assume that the (initial) close request would come from the same side that started the TCP connection with the SYN, or should we have the implementation that either side is able to close the connection? Also, after the connection ended on the side that sent out the first FIN,ACK are we required to implement the wait at the end? Are we required to be able to handle arriving packets at this point? Thank you, Arin_______________________________________________ gini mailing list email@example.com http://mailman.cs.mcgill.ca/mailman/listinfo/gini _______________________________________________ gini mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mailman.cs.mcgill.ca/mailman/listinfo/gini