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RFC 5348

"TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification", September 2008

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 3448
Updates:
RFC 4342
Authors:
S. Floyd
M. Handley
J. Padhye
J. Widmer
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dccp (tsv)

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Abstract

This document specifies TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC). TFRC is a congestion control mechanism for unicast flows operating in a best-effort Internet environment. It is reasonably fair when competing for bandwidth with TCP flows, but has a much lower variation of throughput over time compared with TCP, making it more suitable for applications such as streaming media where a relatively smooth sending rate is of importance. This document obsoletes RFC 3448 and updates RFC 4342. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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