[Dnsmasq-discuss] TCP Fast Open?

Craig Andrews candrews at integralblue.com
Sun Mar 10 02:02:25 GMT 2019

TCP Fast Open eliminates a round trip for TCP connections. Since dnsmasq 
is performance sensitive and uses many TCP connections, using TCP Fast 
Open would be a nice improvement. See https://lwn.net/Articles/508865/ 
for background.

On the client side, it's as simple as setting the TCP_FASTOPEN_CONNECT 
option on the socket.

On the server side, dnsmasq would do something like this on the 
listening socket:

int qlen = 5;
setsockopt(fd, SOL_TCP, TCP_FASTOPEN, &qlen, sizeof(qlen));

Chrome and Firefox have supported TCP Fast Open for clients for over a 
year, and other DNS servers (ex unbound) use it for client and sever 
connections too.

Could dnsmasq implement TCP Fast Open?

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