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Mark Allman, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Urtzi Ayesta, Josh Blanton, Per Hurtig. Early Retransmit for TCP and SCTP, April 2010. RFC 5827.
Status: Experimental.
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This document proposes a new mechanism for TCP and Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) that can be used to recover lost segments when a connection's congestion window is small. The "Early Retransmit" mechanism allows the transport to reduce, in certain special circumstances, the number of duplicate acknowledgments required to trigger a fast retransmission. This allows the transport to use fast retransmit to recover segment losses that would otherwise require a lengthy retransmission timeout.


    author =        "Mark Allman and Konstantin Avrachenkov and Urtzi Ayesta and Josh Blanton and Per Hurtig",
    title  =        "{Early Retransmit for TCP and SCTP}",
    year   =        2010,
    month  =        apr,
    note   =        "RFC 5827",
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