[rfc-dist] RFC 5622 on Profile for Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) Congestion ID 4: TCP-Friendly Rate Control for Small Packets (TFRC-SP)

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        RFC 5622

        Title:      Profile for Datagram Congestion Control 
                    Protocol (DCCP) Congestion ID 4: TCP-Friendly 
                    Rate Control for Small Packets (TFRC-SP) 
        Author:     S. Floyd, E. Kohler
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       August 2009
        Mailbox:    floyd at icir.org, 
                    kohler at cs.ucla.edu
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 45394
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-dccp-ccid4-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5622.txt

This document specifies a profile for Congestion Control Identifier
4, the small-packet variant of TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC), in
the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP).  CCID 4 is for
experimental use, and uses TFRC-SP (RFC 4828), a variant of TFRC
designed for applications that send small packets.  CCID 4 is
considered experimental because TFRC-SP is itself experimental, and
is not proposed for widespread deployment in the global Internet at
this time.  The goal for TFRC-SP is to achieve roughly the same
bandwidth in bits per second (bps) as a TCP flow using packets of up
to 1500 bytes but experiencing the same level of congestion.  CCID 4
is for use for senders that send small packets and would like a TCP-
friendly sending rate, possibly with Explicit Congestion Notification
(ECN), while minimizing abrupt rate changes.  This memo defines an 
Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol Working Group of the IETF.


EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
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