[rfc-dist] RFC 6298 on Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer

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        RFC 6298

        Title:      Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer 
        Author:     V. Paxson, M. Allman,
                    J. Chu, M. Sargent
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2011
        Mailbox:    vern at icir.org, 
                    mallman at icir.org, 
                    hkchu at google.com,  mts71 at case.edu
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 22454
        Obsoletes:  RFC2988
        Updates:    RFC1122

        I-D Tag:    draft-paxson-tcpm-rfc2988bis-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6298.txt

This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP) senders are required to use to compute and manage their
retransmission timer.  It expands on the discussion in Section
of RFC 1122 and upgrades the requirement of supporting the algorithm
from a SHOULD to a MUST.  This document obsoletes RFC 2988.  

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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