[rfc-dist] RFC 5348 on TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification

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        RFC 5348

        Title:      TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): 
                    Protocol Specification 
        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
        Pages:      58
        Characters: 133185
        Obsoletes:  RFC3448
        Updates:    RFC4342

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dccp-rfc3448bis-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5348.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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