[rfc-dist] RFC 6846 on RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP)

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        RFC 6846

        Title:      RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A 
                    Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP) 
        Author:     G. Pelletier, K. Sandlund,
                    L-E. Jonsson, M. West
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2013
        Mailbox:    ghyslain.pelletier at interdigital.com, 
                    kristofer.sandlund at ericsson.com, 
                    lars-erik at lejonsson.com, mark.a.west at roke.co.uk
        Pages:      96
        Characters: 187518
        Obsoletes:  RFC4996

        I-D Tag:    draft-sandlund-rfc4996bis-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6846.txt

This document specifies a RObust Header Compression (ROHC) profile
for compression of TCP/IP packets.  The profile, called ROHC-TCP,
provides efficient and robust compression of TCP headers, including
frequently used TCP options such as selective acknowledgments (SACKs)
and Timestamps.

ROHC-TCP works well when used over links with significant error rates
and long round-trip times.  For many bandwidth-limited links where
header compression is essential, such characteristics are common.

This specification obsoletes RFC 4996.  It fixes a technical issue
with the SACK compression and clarifies other compression methods

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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