[rfc-dist] RFC 6093 on On the Implementation of the TCP Urgent Mechanism

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        RFC 6093

        Title:      On the Implementation of the 
                    TCP Urgent Mechanism 
        Author:     F. Gont, A. Yourtchenko
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2011
        Mailbox:    fernando at gont.com.ar, 
                    ayourtch at cisco.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 25921
        Updates:    RFC793, RFC1011, RFC1122

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-urgent-data-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6093.txt

This document analyzes how current TCP implementations process TCP
urgent indications and how the behavior of some widely deployed
middleboxes affects how end systems process urgent indications.
This document updates the relevant specifications such that
they accommodate current practice in processing TCP urgent
indications, raises awareness about the reliability of TCP urgent
indications in the Internet, and recommends against the use of urgent
indications (but provides advice to applications that do).  

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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