TCP's Reaction to Soft Errors

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Author Fernando Gont 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2005-09-23)
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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.


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