RFC 2861

TCP Congestion Window Validation, June 2000

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HISTORIC (changed from EXPERIMENTAL October 2015)
Obsoleted by:
RFC 7661
M. Handley
J. Padhye
S. Floyd
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC2861

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This document describes a simple modification to TCP's congestion control algorithms to decay the congestion window cwnd after the transition from a sufficiently-long application-limited period, while using the slow-start threshold ssthresh to save information about the previous value of the congestion window. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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