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RFC 6298

"Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer", June 2011

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6298.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2988
Updates:
RFC 1122
Authors:
V. Paxson
M. Allman
J. Chu
M. Sargent
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tcpm (tsv)

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Abstract

This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) senders are required to use to compute and manage their retransmission timer. It expands on the discussion in Section 4.2.3.1 of RFC 1122 and upgrades the requirement of supporting the algorithm from a SHOULD to a MUST. This document obsoletes RFC 2988. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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