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TCP Congestion Control (RFC5681)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000187419D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Sep-05
Document File: 36 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Allman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document defines TCP's four intertwined congestion control algorithms: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and fast recovery. In addition, the document specifies how TCP should begin transmission after a relatively long idle period, as well as discussing various acknowledgment generation methods. This document obsoletes RFC 2581.

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Network Working Group                                          M. Allman Request for Comments: 5681                                     V. Paxson Obsoletes: 2581                                                     ICSI Category: Standards Track                                     E. Blanton                                                        Purdue University                                                           September 2009

                          TCP Congestion Control

Abstract

   This document defines TCP's four intertwined congestion control    algorithms: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and    fast recovery.  In addition, the document specifies how TCP should    begin transmission after a relatively long idle period, as well as    discussing various acknowledgment generation methods.  This document    obsoletes RFC 2581.

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the    Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for    improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet    Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state    and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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   This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF    Contributions published or made publicly available before November    10, 2008.  The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this    material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow    modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process.    Without obtaining an adequate license from the person(s) controlling    the copyright in such materials, this document may not be modified    outside the IETF Standards Process, and derivative works of it may

Allman, et al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5681                 TCP Congestion Control           September 2009

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