TCP Alternative Backoff with ECN (ABE)
RFC 8511

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 10 and is now closed.

(Spencer Dawkins) Yes

Mirja Kühlewind Yes

Adam Roach Yes

Comment (2018-09-12 for -11)
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Thanks for a well-written and easy-to-understand document. I find the proposed
experiment quite interesting.

I have a small number of editorial nits that you may want to address if you
produce another version of the document.

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I-D Nits reports:

  == Unused Reference: 'RFC7713' is defined on line 538, but no explicit
     reference was found in the text

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General:

  When used as a compound adjective, "congestion control" should be hyphenated.
  e.g.:

  * congestion-control algorithm(s)
  * congestion-control mechanism(s)
  * congestion-control response
  * congestion-control behaviour

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§1:

>  Recognizing these changes in modern AQM practices,
>  the strict requirement that ECN CE signals be treated identically to
>  inferred packet loss have been relaxed [RFC8311].  This document

Nit: "...has been..."

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§12.2:

>  [BUFFERBLOAT]
>             Gettys, J. and K. Nichols, "Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in
>             the Internet", November 2011.

This seems incomplete. I would suggest something more like:

   [BUFFERBLOAT]
              Gettys, J. and K. Nichols, "Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in the
              Internet", ACM Queue 9, 11, DOI 10.1145/2063166.2071893,
              November 2011, https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2071893

Ignas Bagdonas No Objection

Deborah Brungard No Objection

(Ben Campbell) No Objection

Comment (2018-09-13 for -11)
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Update: Adam pointed out I thanked the authors for an empty IANA section. I meant section _6_, the Experiment Goals section.

Thank you for section 8.

Please expand PIE and CoDel on first mention.

Alissa Cooper No Objection

Benjamin Kaduk No Objection

Comment (2018-09-12 for -11)
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This looks good and I'm looking forward to seeing the report on the experiment's results.

I just had one place where I was perhaps confused by the text, in Section 1:

   effectively doubles the amount of data that can be in flight, the
   maximum round-trip time (RTT) experience, and the path's effective
   RTT using the network path.

I'm probably just misreading, but "the path's effective RTT using the network path"
sounds odd with the two "paths" in there.  Is the last one referring to the
bottleneck part?

Suresh Krishnan No Objection

(Terry Manderson) No Objection

Alvaro Retana No Objection

Martin Vigoureux No Objection