A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries. RFC 3135 Title: Performance Enhancing Proxies Intended to Mitigate Link-Related Degradations Author(s): J. Border, M. Kojo, J. Griner, G. Montenegro, Z. Shelby Status: Informational Date: June 2001 Mailbox: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Pages: 45 Characters: 114825 Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso: None I-D Tag: draft-ietf-pilc-pep-07.txt URL: ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3135.txt This document is a survey of Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) often employed to improve degraded TCP performance caused by characteristics of specific link environments, for example, in satellite, wireless WAN, and wireless LAN environments. Different types of Performance Enhancing Proxies are described as well as the mechanisms used to improve performance. Emphasis is put on proxies operating with TCP. In addition, motivations for their development and use are described along with some of the consequences of using them, especially in the context of the Internet. This document is a product of the Performance Implications of Link Characteristics Working Group of the IETF. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. This announcement is sent to the IETF list and the RFC-DIST list. Requests to be added to or deleted from the IETF distribution list should be sent to IETF-REQUEST@IETF.ORG. Requests to be added to or deleted from the RFC-DIST distribution list should be sent to RFC-DIST-REQUEST@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Details on obtaining RFCs via FTP or EMAIL may be obtained by sending an EMAIL message to rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG with the message body help: ways_to_get_rfcs. For example: To: rfc-info@RFC-EDITOR.ORG Subject: getting rfcs help: ways_to_get_rfcs Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either the author of the RFC in question, or to RFC-Manager@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Unless specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for unlimited distribution.echo Submissions for Requests for Comments should be sent to RFC-EDITOR@RFC-EDITOR.ORG. Please consult RFC 2223, Instructions to RFC Authors, for further information.