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Practices for TCP Senders in the Face of Segment Reordering

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Ethan Blanton , Robert Dimond , Mark Allman
Last updated 2003-02-11
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document outlines actions a TCP sender can take after determining that a spurious fast retransmission has been sent due to packet reordering. The document outlines the method a TCP connection can use to 'undo' needless changes made to the congestion control state. In addition, several methods to help prevent future fast retransmits are outlined.


Ethan Blanton
Robert Dimond
Mark Allman

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