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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-pilc-pep-07.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Performance Implications of Link Characteristics Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Performance Enhancing Proxies Intended to Mitigate    
                          Link-Related Degradations
	Author(s)	: J. Border, M. Kojo, J. Griner, G. Montenegro, Z. Shelby
	Filename	: draft-ietf-pilc-pep-07.txt
	Pages		: 45
	Date		: 04-May-01
	
This document is a survey of Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs)
often employed to improve degraded TCP performance caused by
characteristics of specific link environments, for example, in
satellite, wireless WAN, and wireless LAN environments.  Different
types of Performance Enhancing Proxies are described as well as the
mechanisms used to improve performance.  Emphasis is put on proxies
operating with TCP.  In addition, motivations for their development
and use are described along with some of the consequences of using
them, especially in the context of the Internet.

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