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This draft is a work item of the Transport Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.
Title : The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP
Author(s) : R. Ludwig, A. Gurtov
Filename : draft-ietf-tsvwg-tcp-eifel-response-00.txt
Pages : 10
Date : 15-Aug-02
The Eifel response algorithm uses the Eifel detection algorithm to
detect a posteriori whether the TCP sender has entered loss recovery
unnecessarily. In response to a spurious timeout it avoids the
go-back-N retransmits that would otherwise be sent, and reinitializes
the RTT estimators to avoid further spurious timeouts. Likewise, it
adapts the duplicate acknowledgement threshold in response to a
spurious fast retransmit. In both cases, the Eifel response algorithm
restores the congestion control state in way that avoids packet
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