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A Mechanism for ECN Path Probing and Fallback

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Authors Mirja Kühlewind , Brian Trammell
Last updated 2014-03-14 (Latest revision 2013-09-10)
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Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) is a TCP/IP extension that is widely implemented but hardly used due to the perceived unusablilty of ECN on many paths through the Internet caused by ECN-ignorant routers and middleboxes. This document specifies an ECN probing and fall-back mechanism in case ECN has be successfully negotiated between two connection endpoints, but might not be usable on the path.


Mirja Kühlewind
Brian Trammell

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