[rfc-dist] RFC 6297 on A Survey of Lower-than-Best-Effort Transport Protocols

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        RFC 6297

        Title:      A Survey of Lower-than-Best-Effort Transport 
                    Protocols 
        Author:     M. Welzl, D. Ros
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2011
        Mailbox:    michawe at ifi.uio.no, 
                    david.ros at telecom-bretagne.eu
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 46532
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ledbat-survey-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6297.txt

This document provides a survey of transport protocols that are
designed to have a smaller bandwidth and/or delay impact on standard
TCP than standard TCP itself when they share a bottleneck with it.
Such protocols could be used for delay-insensitive "background"
traffic, as they provide what is sometimes called a "less than" (or
"lower than") best-effort service.  This document is not an 
Internet Standards Track specification; it is published 
for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Low Extra Delay Background Transport Working Group of the IETF.


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