Using TCP DSACKs and SCTP Duplicate TSNs to Detect Spurious Retransmissions

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Authors Ethan Blanton  , Mark Allman 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2002-11-04)
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TCP and SCTP provide notification of duplicate segment receipt through DSACK and Duplicate TSN notification, respectively. This document presents a conservative method of using this information to identify unnecessary retransmissions.


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