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I-D ACTION:draft-gurtov-tsvwg-tcp-delay-spikes-01.txt



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	Title		: On Treating DUPACKs in TCP
	Author(s)	: A. Gurtov
	Filename	: draft-gurtov-tsvwg-tcp-delay-spikes-01.txt
	Pages		: 6
	Date		: 2002-11-1
	
We suggest a more conservative management of TCP's retransmit timer
and a more careful response of the TCP sender on duplicate ACKs. The
former reduces the risk of triggering spurious timeouts, while the
latter eliminates potentially unnecessary retransmits. Although, we
believe that these suggestions are permitted (although not
explicitly) by RFC2581 and RFC2988, they do not seem to be widely
known nor deployed in existing TCP implementations. We therefore want
to make implementers aware of these choices.

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