[rfc-dist] Corrected Announcement: RFC 5827 on Early Retransmit for TCP and Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)

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        RFC 5827

        Title:      Early Retransmit for TCP and 
                    Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) 
        Author:     M. Allman, K. Avrachenkov,
                    U. Ayesta, J. Blanton,
                    P. Hurtig
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2010
        Mailbox:    mallman at icir.org, 
                    k.avrachenkov at sophia.inria.fr, 
                    urtzi at laas.fr,  jblanton at irg.cs.ohiou.edu, 
                    per.hurtig at kau.se
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 35383
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5827.txt

This document proposes a new mechanism for TCP and Stream Control 
Transmission Protocol (SCTP) that can be used to recover lost segments 
when a connection's congestion window is small.  The "Early Retransmit" 
mechanism allows the transport to reduce, in certain special 
circumstances, the number of duplicate acknowledgments required to trigger 
a fast retransmission.  This allows the transport to use fast retransmit 
to recover segment losses that would otherwise require a lengthy 
retransmission timeout.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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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