Packet Loss Signaling for Encrypted Protocols

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Authors Alexandre Ferrieux  , Isabelle Hamchaoui  , Igor Lubashev  , Dmitri Tikhonov 
Last updated 2020-07-28
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This document describes a protocol-independent method that employs two bits to allow endpoints to signal packet loss in a way that can be used by network devices to measure and locate the source of the loss. The signaling method applies to all protocols with a protocol- specific way to identify packet loss. The method is especially valuable when applied to protocols that encrypt transport header and do not allow an alternative method for loss detection.


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