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Mark Allman, Dan Glover, Luis Sanchez. Enhancing TCP Over Satellite Channels using Standard Mechanisms, January 1999. RFC 2488, BCP 28.
Status: Best Current Practice.
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The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) provides reliable delivery of data across any network path, including network paths containing satellite channels. While TCP works over satellite channels there are several IETF standardized mechanisms that enable TCP to more effectively utilize the available capacity of the network path. This document outlines some of these TCP mitigations. At this time, all mitigations discussed in this document are IETF standards track mechanisms (or are compliant with IETF standards).


    author  =        "Mark Allman and Dan Glover and Luis Sanchez",
    title   =        "{Enhancing TCP Over Satellite Channels Using Standard Mechanisms}",
    year    =        1999,
    month   =        jan,
    note    =        "RFC 2488, BCP 28",
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