IETF Recommendations Regarding Active Queue Management (RFC7567)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-10
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
F. Baker: AUTHOR [+4]
The Internet protocol architecture is based on a connectionless end- to-end packet service using the Internet Protocol, whether IPv4 [RFC791] or IPv6 [RFC2460]. The advantages of its connectionless design -- flexibility and robustness -- have been amply demonstrated. However, these advantages are not without cost: careful design is required to provide good service under heavy load. In fact, lack of attention to the dynamics of packet forwarding can result in severe service degradation or "Internet meltdown". This phenomenon was first observed during the early growth phase of the Internet in the mid 1980s [RFC896] [RFC970]; it is technically called "congestion collapse" and was a key focus of RFC 2309.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) F. Baker, Ed. Request for Comments: 7567 Cisco Systems BCP: 197 G. Fairhurst, Ed. Obsoletes: 2309 University of Aberdeen Category: Best Current Practice July 2015 ISSN: 2070-1721
IETF Recommendations Regarding Active Queue Management
This memo presents recommendations to the Internet community concerning measures to improve and preserve Internet performance. It presents a strong recommendation for testing, standardization, and widespread deployment of active queue management (AQM) in network devices to improve the performance of today's Internet. It also urges a concerted effort of research, measurement, and ultimate deployment of AQM mechanisms to protect the Internet from flows that are not sufficiently responsive to congestion notification.
Based on 15 years of experience and new research, this document replaces the recommendations of RFC 2309.
Status of This Memo
This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7567.
Baker & Fairhurst Best Current Practice [Page 1]
RFC 7567 Active Queue Management Recommendations July 2015
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