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RFC 6297

"A Survey of Lower-than-Best-Effort Transport Protocols", June 2011

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
M. Welzl
D. Ros
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ledbat (tsv)

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Abstract

This document provides a survey of transport protocols that are designed to have a smaller bandwidth and/or delay impact on standard TCP than standard TCP itself when they share a bottleneck with it. Such protocols could be used for delay-insensitive "background" traffic, as they provide what is sometimes called a "less than" (or "lower than") best-effort service. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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