From: The IESG <email@example.com>
To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>,
RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Unicast UDP Usage Guidelines for
Application Designers' to BCP
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Unicast UDP Usage Guidelines for Application Designers '
<draft-ietf-tsvwg-udp-guidelines-12.txt> as a BCP
This document is the product of the Transport Area Working Group.
The IESG contact persons are Magnus Westerlund and Lars Eggert.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) provides a minimal, message-passing
transport that has no inherent congestion control mechanisms.
Because congestion control is critical to the stable operation of the
Internet, applications and upper-layer protocols that choose to use
UDP as an Internet transport must employ mechanisms to prevent
congestion collapse and establish some degree of fairness with
concurrent traffic. This document provides guidelines on the use of
UDP for the designers of unicast applications and upper-layer
protocols. Congestion control guidelines are a primary focus, but
the document also provides guidance on other topics, including
message sizes, reliability, checksums and middlebox traversal.
Working Group Summary
There is strong consensus in publishing this document.
This document has been well reviewed both within the TSVWG and by
people from other areas due to an extensive announcement and review
requests at important points in the documents life time.
WG Shepherd and responsible AD is Magnus Westerlund.
RFC Editor Note
Please update the reference to RFC 3682 with RFC 5082.