Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) User Guide

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (dccp WG) - resurrect requested by Lars Eggert
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2005-04-27)
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Intended RFC status Informational
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This document is an informative reference discussing strategies for using DCCP as the transport protocol for various applications. The focus is on how applications can make use of the capabilities, and deal with the idiosyncrasies, of DCCP. Of particular interest is how UDP applications, which have traditionally ignored congestion control issues, can adapt to a congestion controlled transport.


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