RFC 5681

TCP Congestion Control, September 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5681.txt
File formats:
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Status:
DRAFT STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2581
Authors:
M. Allman
V. Paxson
E. Blanton
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tcpm (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5681

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Abstract

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. This document obsoletes RFC 2581. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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