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Improving SACK-based loss recovery for TCP

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Author Richard Scheffenegger
Last updated 2010-11-15
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This note clarifies the behavior of TCP SACK while doing loss recovery close to the end-of-stream. This allows TCP SACK to never exhibit worse loss recovery characteristics than TCP NewReno under identical circumstances.


Richard Scheffenegger

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