Using Spurious Retransmissions to Adapt the Retransmission Timeout

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This document describes a method for using spurious retransmission timeouts as the trigger for slightly changing the way TCP's retransmission timeout is computed in an effort to avoid subsequent unnecessary retransmissions.


Mark Allman (

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