[rfc-dist] BCP 159, RFC 6191 on Reducing the TIME-WAIT State Using TCP Timestamps

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        BCP 159        
        RFC 6191

        Title:      Reducing the TIME-WAIT State Using 
                    TCP Timestamps 
        Author:     F. Gont
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2011
        Mailbox:    fernando at gont.com.ar
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 22953
        See Also:   BCP0159

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-timestamps-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6191.txt

This document describes an algorithm for processing incoming SYN
segments that allows higher connection-establishment rates between
any two TCP endpoints when a TCP Timestamps option is present in the
incoming SYN segment.  This document only modifies processing of SYN
segments received for connections in the TIME-WAIT state; processing
in all other states is unchanged.  This memo documents an Internet 
Best Current Practice.

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

BCP: This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for 
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