RFC 4015

The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP, February 2005

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4015.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
R. Ludwig
A. Gurtov
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4015

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Abstract

Based on an appropriate detection algorithm, the Eifel response algorithm provides a way for a TCP sender to respond to a detected spurious timeout. It adapts the retransmission timer to avoid further spurious timeouts and (depending on the detection algorithm) can avoid the often unnecessary go-back-N retransmits that would otherwise be sent. In addition, the Eifel response algorithm restores the congestion control state in such a way that packet bursts are avoided. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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