BCP 208

RFC 8084

Network Transport Circuit Breakers, March 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8084.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
G. Fairhurst
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8084

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Abstract

This document explains what is meant by the term "network transport Circuit Breaker". It describes the need for Circuit Breakers (CBs) for network tunnels and applications when using non-congestion- controlled traffic and explains where CBs are, and are not, needed. It also defines requirements for building a CB and the expected outcomes of using a CB within the Internet.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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