RFC 6789

Congestion Exposure (ConEx) Concepts and Use Cases, December 2012

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6789.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
B. Briscoe, Ed.
R. Woundy, Ed.
A. Cooper, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
conex (tsv)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC6789

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Abstract

This document provides the entry point to the set of documentation about the Congestion Exposure (ConEx) protocol. It explains the motivation for including a ConEx marking at the IP layer: to expose information about congestion to network nodes. Although such information may have a number of uses, this document focuses on how the information communicated by the ConEx marking can serve as the basis for significantly more efficient and effective traffic management than what exists on the Internet today. 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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