A Conservative Selective Acknowledgment (SACK)-based Loss Recovery Algorithm for TCP
draft-allman-tcp-sack-13

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        RFC 3517

        Title:      A Conservative Selective Acknowledgment
                    (SACK)-based Loss Recovery Algorithm for TCP
        Author(s):  E. Blanton, M. Allman, K. Fall, L. Wang
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2003
        Mailbox:    eblanton@cs.purdue.edu, mallman@bbn.com,
                    kfall@intel-research.net, lwang0@uky.edu
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 27855
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-allman-tcp-sack-13.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3517.txt


This document presents a conservative loss recovery algorithm
for TCP that is based on the use of the selective acknowledgment
(SACK) TCP option.  The algorithm presented in this document conforms
to the spirit of the current congestion control specification
(RFC 2581), but allows TCP senders to recover more effectively
when multiple segments are lost from a single flight of data.

This document is a product of the Transport Area Working Group of the
IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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