TCP Congestion Control, April 1999
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- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2001
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 5681
- Updated by:
- RFC 3390
- M. Allman
- tcpimpl (tsv)
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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. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.