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        BCP 71
        RFC 3481

        Title:      TCP over Second (2.5G) and Third (3G) Generation
                    Wireless Networks
        Author(s):  H. Inamura, Ed., G. Montenegro, Ed., R. Ludwig,
                    A. Gurtov, F. Khafizov
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       February 2003
        Mailbox:    inamura@mml.yrp.nttdocomo.co.jp, gab@sun.com,
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 61528
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pilc-2.5g3g-12.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3481.txt

This document describes a profile for optimizing TCP to adapt so that
it handles paths including second (2.5G) and third (3G) generation
wireless networks.  It describes the relevant characteristics of 2.5G
and 3G networks, and specific features of example deployments of such
networks.  It then recommends TCP algorithm choices for nodes known
to be starting or ending on such paths, and it also discusses open
issues.  The configuration options recommended in this document are
commonly found in modern TCP stacks, and are widely available
standards-track mechanisms that the community considers safe for use
on the general Internet.

This document is a product of the Performance Implications of Link
Characteristics Working Group of the IETF.

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Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
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