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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DOI:  10.17487/RFC6846

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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]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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