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RACK: a time-based fast loss detection algorithm for TCP
draft-cheng-tcpm-rack-01

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Yuchung Cheng , Neal Cardwell
Last updated 2016-07-06
Replaced by RFC 8985
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Abstract

This document presents a new TCP loss detection algorithm called RACK ("Recent ACKnowledgment"). RACK uses the notion of time, instead of packet or sequence counts, to detect losses, for modern TCP implementations that can support per-packet timestamps and the selective acknowledgment (SACK) option. It is intended to replace the conventional DUPACK threshold approach and its variants, as well as other nonstandard approaches.

Authors

Yuchung Cheng
Neal Cardwell

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