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Enabling TCP Fast Open

     
9:51 am on Sep 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I am trying to enable TCP Fast Open, but I guess I am missing something.

- Linux Kernel 4.9.0-3-amd64

- I am using TCP BBR congestion control, (I also tried without)

- net.ipv4.tcp_fastopen set to "3"

- nginx-1.13.4 that I build with the extra parameter "-DTCP_FASTOPEN=23" (even if it looks like nginx has it automatically since 1.5, so I tried with and without the option)

-and I add "fastopen=64", to the "listen" directive in the nginx conf file.

- for testing, I enabled "TCP Fast Open" in Microsoft Edge, since Google Chrome doesn't have this option on desktop (Chrome uses it on mobile), and I can't find the option in FireFox.

However, once all is up, when I inspect "/proc/net/netstat" output the field TCPFastOpenActive (and TCPFastOpenActiveFail) remains at zero. I left it running for 24 hours thinking that there might be at least one TCPFO connection from "something", but it's still at zero.

So I am wondering if I missed something, or may be I a misunderstanding/misinterpreting the TCPFastOpenActive field ?

Thank you,
 

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