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Pseudowire Congestion Control Framework

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pwe3 WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Stewart Bryant , Dr. Bruce S. Davie , Luca Martini , Eric C. Rosen
Last updated 2009-06-17
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Parked WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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Pseudowires are sometimes used to carry non-TCP data flows. In these circumstances the service payload will not react to network congestion by reducing its offered load. Pseudowires should therefore reduces their network bandwidth demands in the face of significant packet loss, including if necessary completely ceasing transmission. Since it is difficult to determine a priori the number of equivalent TCP flow that a pseudowire represents, a suitably "fair" rate of back-off cannot be pre-determined. This document describes pseudowire congestion problem and provides guidance on the development suitable solutions.


Stewart Bryant
Dr. Bruce S. Davie
Luca Martini
Eric C. Rosen

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