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Mark Allman, Hari Balakrishnan, Sally Floyd. Enhancing TCP's Loss Recovery Using Limited Transmit, January 2001. RFC 3042.
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This document proposes a new Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) mechanism that can be used to more effectively recover lost segments when a connection's congestion window is small, or when a large number of segments are lost in a single transmission window. The "Limited Transmit" algorithm calls for sending a new data segment in response to each of the first two duplicate acknowledgments that arrive at the sender. Transmitting these segments increases the probability that TCP can recover from a single lost segment using the fast retransmit algorithm, rather than using a costly retransmission timeout. Limited Transmit can be used both in conjunction with, and in the absence of, the TCP selective acknowledgment (SACK) mechanism.


    author =        "Mark Allman and Hari Balakrishnan and Sally Floyd",
    title  =        "{Enhancing TCP's Loss Recovery Using Limited Transmit}",
    year   =        2001,
    month  =        jan,
    note   =        "RFC 3042",
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