Quick-Start for Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in tsv area)
Author Gorry Fairhurst 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2008-05-30)
Replaced by RFC 5634
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This document specifies the use of the Quick-Start mechanism by the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). DCCP is a transport protocol that allows the transmission of congestion-controlled, unreliable datagrams. DCCP is intended for applications such as streaming media, Internet telephony, and on-line games. In DCCP, an application has a choice of congestion control mechanisms, each specified by a Congestion Control Identifier (CCID). This document specifies general procedures applicable to all DCCP CCIDs and specific procedures for the use of Quick-Start with DCCP CCID-2 and CCID-3. Quick-Start enables a DCCP sender to cooperate with any Quick-Start routers along the end-to-end path to determine an allowed sending rate at the start and, at times, in the middle of a DCCP connection (e.g., after an idle or application-limited period). The present specification is provided for use in controlled environments, and not as a mechanism that would be intended or appropriate for ubiquitous deployment in the global Internet.


Gorry Fairhurst (gorry@erg.abdn.ac.uk)

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