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Network Transport Circuit Breakers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Gorry Fairhurst
Last updated 2014-11-10 (Latest revision 2014-05-05)
Replaces draft-fairhurst-tsvwg
Replaced by RFC 8084
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-tsvwg-circuit-breaker
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This note explains what is meant by the term "network transport circuit breaker" (CB). It describes the needs for circuit breakers when using network tunnels, and other non-congestion controlled applications. It defines requirements for building a circuit breaker and the expected outcomes of using a circuit breaker within the Internet.


Gorry Fairhurst

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