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RFC 2988 on Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer




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        RFC 2988

        Title:	    Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer
        Author(s):  V. Paxson, M. Allman
        Status:     Standards Track
	Date:       November 2000
        Mailbox:    vern@aciri.org, mallman@grc.nasa.gov
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 15280
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-paxson-tcp-rto-01.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2988.txt


This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP) senders are required to use to compute and manage
their retransmission timer.  It expands on the discussion in section
4.2.3.1 of RFC 1122 and upgrades the requirement of supporting the
algorithm from a SHOULD to a MUST.

This document is a product of the Transport Area Working Group Working
Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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