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Safe Congestion Control

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Matt Mathis
Last updated 2024-04-25 (Latest revision 2023-10-23)
Replaces draft-mathis-tsvwg-safecc
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We present criteria for evaluating Congestion Control Algorithms (CCAs) for behaviors that have the potential to cause harm to Internet applications or users. Although our primary focus is the safety of transport layer congestion control, many of these criteria should be applied to all protocol layers: entire stacks, libraries and applications themselves.


Matt Mathis

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