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RFC 6846

"RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP)", January 2013

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 4996
Authors:
G. Pelletier
K. Sandlund
L-E. Jonsson
M. West
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

This document specifies a RObust Header Compression (ROHC) profile for compression of TCP/IP packets. The profile, called ROHC-TCP, provides efficient and robust compression of TCP headers, including frequently used TCP options such as selective acknowledgments (SACKs) and Timestamps. ROHC-TCP works well when used over links with significant error rates and long round-trip times. For many bandwidth-limited links where header compression is essential, such characteristics are common. This specification obsoletes RFC 4996. It fixes a technical issue with the SACK compression and clarifies other compression methods used. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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