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Faster Restart for TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dccp WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Eddie Kohler , Sally Floyd, Arjuna Sathiaseelan
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2008-07-14)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Experimental
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD Lars Eggert
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TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC) is a congestion control mechanism for unicast flows operating in a best-effort Internet environment. This document introduces Faster Restart, an optional mechanism for safely improving the behavior of interactive flows that use TFRC. Faster Restart is proposed for use with TFRC and with TFRC-SP, the Small Packet variant of TFRC. We present Faster Restart in general terms as a congestion control mechanism, and further discuss Faster Restart for Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) Congestion Control IDs 3 and 4.


Eddie Kohler
Sally Floyd
Arjuna Sathiaseelan

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