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Adjusting the Duplicate ACK Threshold to Avoid Spurious Retransmits

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Ethan Blanton , Mark Allman
Last updated 2001-07-16
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This document outlines steps TCP and SCTP senders can take after the determine that a spurious retransmission has been sent to revert a needless change of the congestion control state. In addition, we present several methods to prevent or mitigate unnecessary TCP and SCTP fast retransmits in the face of segment reordering.


Ethan Blanton
Mark Allman

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