The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP ' <draft-ietf-tsvwg-tcp-eifel-response-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Transport Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jon Peterson and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tsvwg-tcp-eifel-response-07.txt
Technical Summary This document recommends a way for a sender to respond to a spurious TCP timeout, provided that one has been detected (such detection mechanisms are ou of scope of this document). Furthermore, it adapts the retransmission timer to avoid additional spurious timeouts, and restores congestion state in such a wa that packet bursts are avoided. Working Group Summary The TSVWG working group supports the advancement of this document. It describe a building block for a complete system that avoids spurious TCP retransmissions. Although there are a number of different philosophies for overall approaches to this problem, this document provides a modular component that could be integrated into several such approaches. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Jon Peterson.