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BCP 41 contains the following RFCs:
NumberFilesTitleAuthorsDateMore InfoStatus
RFC 2914, BCP 41ASCII, PDFCongestion Control Principles S. FloydSeptember 2000Updated by RFC 7141Best Current Practice
RFC 7141, BCP 41ASCII, PDFByte and Packet Congestion NotificationB. Briscoe, J. MannerFebruary 2014Updates RFC 2309, RFC 2914Best Current Practice

Abstract of RFC 2914

The goal of this document is to explain the need for congestion control in the Internet, and to discuss what constitutes correct congestion control. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

Abstract of RFC 7141

This document provides recommendations of best current practice for dropping or marking packets using any active queue management (AQM) algorithm, including Random Early Detection (RED), BLUE, Pre- Congestion Notification (PCN), and newer schemes such as CoDel (Controlled Delay) and PIE (Proportional Integral controller Enhanced). We give three strong recommendations: (1) packet size should be taken into account when transports detect and respond to congestion indications, (2) packet size should not be taken into account when network equipment creates congestion signals (marking, dropping), and therefore (3) in the specific case of RED, the byte- mode packet drop variant that drops fewer small packets should not be used. This memo updates RFC 2309 to deprecate deliberate preferential treatment of small packets in AQM algorithms.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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