Reducing the TIME-WAIT state using TCP timestamps

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Fernando Gont 
Last updated 2010-08-24 (latest revision 2010-03-30)
Replaced by RFC 6191, RFC 6191, RFC 6191, RFC 6191
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This document describes an algorithm for processing incoming SYN segments that allows higher connection-establishment rates between any two TCP endpoints when a TCP timestamps option is present in the incoming SYN segment.


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