[rfc-dist] RFC 6937 on Proportional Rate Reduction for TCP

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        RFC 6937

        Title:      Proportional Rate Reduction for TCP 
        Author:     M. Mathis,
                    N. Dukkipati,
                    Y. Cheng
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2013
        Mailbox:    mattmathis at google.com, 
                    nanditad at google.com, 
                    ycheng at google.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 39437
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-proportional-rate-reduction-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6937.txt

This document describes an experimental Proportional Rate Reduction
(PRR) algorithm as an alternative to the widely deployed Fast
Recovery and Rate-Halving algorithms.  These algorithms determine the
amount of data sent by TCP during loss recovery.  PRR minimizes
excess window adjustments, and the actual window size at the end of
recovery will be as close as possible to the ssthresh, as determined
by the congestion control algorithm.

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

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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