[rfc-dist] RFC 5681 on TCP Congestion Control

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        RFC 5681

        Title:      TCP Congestion Control 
        Author:     M. Allman, V. Paxson,
                    E. Blanton
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       September 2009
        Mailbox:    mallman at icir.org, 
                    vern at icir.org, 
                    eblanton at cs.purdue.edu
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 44339
        Obsoletes:  RFC2581

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-rfc2581bis-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5681.txt

This document defines TCP's four intertwined congestion control
algorithms: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and
fast recovery.  In addition, the document specifies how TCP should
begin transmission after a relatively long idle period, as well as
discussing various acknowledgment generation methods.  This document
obsoletes RFC 2581.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

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