RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP)' to Proposed Standard (draft-sandlund-rfc4996bis-02.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Profile for TCP/IP (ROHC-TCP)' (draft-sandlund-rfc4996bis-02.txt) as Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Wesley Eddy. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-sandlund-rfc4996bis/
Technical Summary This document specifies ROHC-TCP, a Robust Header Compression (ROHC) profile for TCP/IP packets. ROHC-TCP provides efficient compression of TCP headers including TCP options. It obsoletes the previous specification of RFC 4996 and corrects SACK compression method and clarifies some of the other compression methods. Working Group Summary The correction was initiated by the authors when an interoperability issue was reported for the SACK compression. There is no controversy that caused this document to end up without a working group. The new document included only smaller changes to RFC 4996 and the most suitable candidate, the rohc working group, was concluded over two years ago. The draft has been posted on the rohc mailing list which is still in use. Document Quality There are existing implementations of RFC 4996 (ROHC-TCP). The ROHC-FN formal language have been reviewed by ROHC-FN author Robert Finking as well as implementers. Personnel Carl Knutsson is the Document Shepherd and Wesley Eddy is the responsible AD.