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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-pilc-link-arq-issues-01.txt



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	Title		: Link ARQ issues for IP traffic
	Author(s)	: G. Fairhurst, L. Wood
	Filename	: draft-ietf-pilc-link-arq-issues-01.txt
	Pages		: 19
	Date		: 02-Mar-01
	
This document discusses use of automatic repeat request (ARQ)
procedures as an option in the design of a link protocol, and the
impact of the use of ARQ on IP traffic travelling over the link.
ARQ is described in a general way that includes its use over a wide
range of underlying physical media, including cellular wireless,
wireless LANs, RF links, and other types of bearer channel. This
document is intended to provide guidance, and to outline matters for
consideration, for designers and implementers of future link ARQ
mechanisms.
The material presented here is intended to be combined with the PILC
'Advice for Internet Subnetwork Designers' draft [DRAFTKARN00] to
provide a single document giving guidance to subnetwork designers.

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