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End-to-end Performance Implications of Links with Errors

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3155.
Authors Gabriel Montenegro , Markku Kojo , Nitin Vaidya , Vincent Magret , Spencer Dawkins
Last updated 2013-03-02 (Latest revision 2001-06-12)
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        BCP 50
        RFC 3155

        Title:      End-to-end Performance Implications of 
                    Links with Errors 
        Author(s):  S. Dawkins, G. Montenegro, M. Kojo, 
                    V. Magret, N. Vaidya
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       August 2001
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 36388
        SeeAlso:    BCP 50

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pilc-error-08.txt


This document discusses the specific TCP mechanisms that are
problematic in environments with high uncorrected error rates,
and discusses what can be done to mitigate the problems without
introducing intermediate devices into the connection.

This document is a product of the Performance Implications of Link
Characteristics Working Group of the IETF.

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Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
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