Retransmission Timeout Requirements
draft-ietf-tcpm-rto-consider-05

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (tcpm WG)
Last updated 2017-09-11 (latest revision 2017-03-10)
Replaces draft-allman-tcpm-rto-consider
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Abstract

Ensuring reliable communication often manifests in a timeout and retry mechanism. Each implementation of a retransmission timeout mechanism represents a balance between correctness and timeliness and therefore no implementation suits all situations. This document provides high-level requirements for retransmission timeout schemes appropriate for general use in the Internet. Within the requirements, implementations have latitude to define particulars that best address each situation. Terminology

Authors

Mark Allman (mallman@icir.org)

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