From: Duncan Hare <duncanch...@yahoo.com> Central management, including logs and change control, coupled with with enhanced security and unauthorized change detection and remediation by exposing a small attack surface.
Why TCP: Currently file transfer are done using tftp or NFS both over udp. This requires a request to be sent from client (u-boot) to the boot server. For a 4 Mbyte kernel, with a 1k block size this requires 4,000 request for a block. Using a large block size, one greater than the Ethernet maximum frame size limitation, would require fragmentation, which u-boot supports. However missing fragment recovery requires timeout detection and re-transmission requests for missing fragments. UDP is ideally suited to fast single packet exchanges, inquiry/response, for example dns, becuse of the lack of connection overhead. UDP as a file transport mechanism is slow, even in low latency networks, because file transfer with udp requires poll/response mechanism to provide transfer integrity. In networks with large latency, for example: the internet, UDP is even slower. What is a 30 second transfer on a local boot server and LAN increase to over 3 minutes, because of all the requests/response traffic. This was anticipated in the evolution of the IP protocols and TCP was developed and then enhanced for high latency high bandwidth networks. The current standard is TCP with selective acknowledgment. In our testing we have reduce kernel transmission time to around 0.4 seconds for a 4Mbyte kernel, with a 100 Mbps downlink. Why http and wget: HTTP is the most efficient file retrieval protocol in common use. The client send a single request, after TCP connection, to receive a file of any length. WGET is the application which implements http file transfer outside browsers as a file transfer protocol. Versions of wget exists on many operating systems. Changes in v10: Initial changes for adding TCP Duncan Hare (3): Adding TCP and wget into u-boot Adding TCP Adding wget cmd/Kconfig | 5 + cmd/net.c | 13 + include/net.h | 33 ++- include/net/tcp.h | 218 ++++++++++++++++ include/net/wget.h | 17 ++ net/Kconfig | 10 + net/Makefile | 3 +- net/net.c | 89 +++++-- net/ping.c | 9 +- net/tcp.c | 749 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ net/wget.c | 420 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 11 files changed, 1532 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-) create mode 100644 include/net/tcp.h create mode 100644 include/net/wget.h create mode 100644 net/tcp.c create mode 100644 net/wget.c -- 2.11.0 _______________________________________________ U-Boot mailing list U-Boot@lists.denx.de https://lists.denx.de/listinfo/u-boot