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I-D ACTION:draft-west-tcpip-field-behavior-01.txt



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	Title		: TCP/IP field behavior
	Author(s)	: M. West, S. McCanne
	Filename	: draft-west-tcpip-field-behavior-01.txt
	Pages		: 36
	Date		: 06-Mar-02
	
This draft describes TCP/IP field behavior in the context of header 
compression. 
Header compression is possible thanks to the fact that most header 
fields do not vary randomly from packet to packet. Many of the 
fields exhibit static behavior or change in a more or less 
predictable way. When designing a header compression scheme, it is 
of fundamental importance to understand the behavior of the fields 
in detail.

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