[rfc-dist] RFC 5348 on TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification
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Title: TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC):
Author: S. Floyd, M. Handley,
J. Padhye, J. Widmer
Status: Standards Track
Date: September 2008
Mailbox: floyd at icir.org,
M.Handley at cs.ucl.ac.uk,
padhye at microsoft.com,
widmer at acm.org
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-dccp-rfc3448bis-06.txt
This document specifies TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC). TFRC is a
congestion control mechanism for unicast flows operating in a
best-effort Internet environment. It is reasonably fair when
competing for bandwidth with TCP flows, but has a much lower variation
of throughput over time compared with TCP, making it more suitable for
applications such as streaming media where a relatively smooth sending
rate is of importance.
This document obsoletes RFC 3448 and updates RFC 4342. [STANDARDS TRACK]
This document is a product of the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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