RFC 4996

RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP), July 2007

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RFC 6846
G. Pelletier
K. Sandlund
L-E. Jonsson
M. West
rohc (tsv)

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This document specifies a ROHC (Robust Header Compression) 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 SACK (Selective Acknowledgments) 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. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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