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RFC 3135 on PILC - Performance Enhancing Proxies

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        RFC 3135

        Title:	    Performance Enhancing Proxies Intended to Mitigate
                    Link-Related Degradations
        Author(s):  J. Border, M. Kojo, J. Griner, G. Montenegro,
                    Z. Shelby 
        Status:     Informational
	Date:       June 2001
        Mailbox:    border@hns.com, kojo@cs.helsinki.fi,
                    jgriner@grc.nasa.gov, gab@sun.com,
        Pages:      45
        Characters: 114825
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

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

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3135.txt

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.

This document is a product of the Performance Implications of Link
Characteristics Working Group of the IETF.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute


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