[rfc-dist] RFC 3782 on The NewReno Modification to TCP's Fast Recovery Algorithm

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        RFC 3782

        Title:      The NewReno Modification to TCP's Fast Recovery
        Author(s):  S. Floyd, T. Henderson, A. Gurtov
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2004
        Mailbox:    floyd at acm.org, thomas.r.henderson at boeing.com,
                    andrei.gurtov at teliasonera.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 49603
        Obsoletes:  2582

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tsvwg-newreno-02.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3782.txt

The purpose of this document is to advance NewReno TCP's  Fast
Retransmit and Fast Recovery algorithms in RFC 2582 from Experimental
to Standards Track status.

The main change in this document relative to RFC 2582 is to specify
the Careful variant of NewReno's Fast Retransmit and Fast Recovery
algorithms.  The base algorithm described in RFC 2582 did not attempt
to avoid unnecessary multiple Fast Retransmits that can occur after a
timeout.  However, RFC 2582 also defined "Careful" and "Less Careful"
variants that avoid these unnecessary Fast Retransmits, and
recommended the Careful variant.  This document specifies the
previously-named "Careful" variant as the basic version of NewReno

This document is a product of the Transport Area Working Group of the

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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