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RFC 3517

"A Conservative Selective Acknowledgment (SACK)-based Loss Recovery Algorithm for TCP", April 2003

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 6675
Authors:
E. Blanton
M. Allman
K. Fall
L. Wang
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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Abstract

This document presents a conservative loss recovery algorithm for TCP that is based on the use of the selective acknowledgment (SACK) TCP option. The algorithm presented in this document conforms to the spirit of the current congestion control specification (RFC 2581), but allows TCP senders to recover more effectively when multiple segments are lost from a single flight of data. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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