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Mark Allman, Vern Paxson, Ethan Blanton. TCP Congestion Control, September 2009. RFC 5681.
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This document defines TCP's four intertwined congestion control algorithms: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and fast recovery. In addition, the document specifies how TCP should begin transmission after a relatively long idle period, as well as discussing various acknowledgment generation methods. This document obsoletes RFC 2581.


    author =        "Mark Allman and Vern Paxson and Ethan Blanton",
    title  =        "{TCP Congestion Control}",
    year   =        2009,
    month  =        sep,
    note   =        "RFC 5681",
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