|Authors:||James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross|
The sender side of rdt3.0 simply ignores (that is, takes no action on) all received packets that are either in error or have the wrong value in the acknum field of an acknowledgment packet. Suppose that in such circum- stances, rdt3.0 were simply to retransmit the current data packet. Would the protocol still work? (Hint: Consider what would happen if there were only bit errors; there are no packet losses but premature timeouts can occur. Consider how many times the nth packet is sent, in the limit as n approaches infinity.)
The protocol rtd3.0 is used to transfer data from sender to receiver.
So,it is better to allow for premature timeouts to occur to avoid this problem.