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TCP's Reaction to Soft Errors

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in tsv area)
Expired & archived
Author Fernando Gont
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2005-09-23)
Replaced by draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-soft-errors
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream WG state (None)
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-tcpm-tcp-soft-errors
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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Responsible AD Allison J. Mankin
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This document discusses the problem of long delays between connection establishment attempts that may arise in a number of scenarios, including that in which dual stack nodes that have IPv6 enabled by default are deployed in IPv4 or mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environments. Additionaly, it describes a modification to TCP's reaction to soft errors that has been implemented in a variety of TCP/IP stacks to help overcome this problem.


Fernando Gont

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