RFC 6297

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

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6297.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
M. Welzl
D. Ros
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ledbat (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC6297

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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.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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