Early Retransmit for TCP and Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
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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>, tcpm mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, tcpm chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Early Retransmit for TCP and SCTP' to Experimental RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Early Retransmit for TCP and SCTP ' <draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-04.txt> as an Experimental RFC This document is the product of the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lars Eggert and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-04.txt
Technical Summary This document proposes a new mechanism for TCP and SCTP that can be used to recover lost segments when a connection's congestion window is small. This allows the transport to use fast retransmit to recover segment losses that would otherwise require a lengthy retransmission timeout. Document Quality There is limited implementation experience. There are no MIBs or other special items requiring expert review. Personnel Wesley Eddy (Wesley.M.Eddy@nasa.gov) is the document shepherd. Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org) reviewed it for the IESG.