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TCP Abort Timeout Option

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Lars Eggert
Last updated 2004-07-14
Replaced by RFC 5482
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-uto
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The TCP Abort Timeout Option allows conforming TCP implementations to exchange requests for individual, per-connection abort timeouts. The TCP abort timeout controls how long transmitted data may remain unacknowledged before a connection is aborted. TCP implementations typically use a single, system-wide timeout value. Using individual, per-connection timeouts allows established TCP connections to survive extended periods of disconnection.


Lars Eggert

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