[rfc-dist] RFC 4653 on Improving the Robustness of TCP to Non-Congestion Events

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        RFC 4653

        Title:      Improving the Robustness of TCP 
                    to Non-Congestion Events 
        Author:     S. Bhandarkar, A. L. N. Reddy,
                    M. Allman, E. Blanton
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       August 2006
        Mailbox:    sumitha at tamu.edu, 
                    reddy at ee.tamu.edu, 
                    mallman at icir.org,  eblanton at cs.purdue.edu
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 42268
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-dcr-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4653.txt

This document specifies Non-Congestion Robustness (NCR) for TCP.  In
the absence of explicit congestion notification from the network, TCP
uses loss as an indication of congestion.  One of the ways TCP
detects loss is using the arrival of three duplicate acknowledgments.
However, this heuristic is not always correct, notably in the case
when network paths reorder segments (for whatever reason), resulting
in degraded performance.  TCP-NCR is designed to mitigate this
degraded performance by increasing the number of duplicate
acknowledgments required to trigger loss recovery, based on the
current state of the connection, in an effort to better disambiguate
true segment loss from segment reordering.  This document specifies
the changes to TCP, as well as the costs and benefits of these
modifications.  This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions
Working Group of the IETF.


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