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Mark Allman. Retransmission Timeout Requirements, February 2019. Internet-Draft draft-ietf-tcpm-rto-consider-08.txt (work in progress).


Ensuring reliable communication often manifests in a timeout and retry mechanism. Each implementation of a retransmission timeout mechanism represents a balance between correctness and timeliness and therefore no implementation suits all situations. This document provides high-level requirements for retransmission timeout schemes appropriate for general use in the Internet. Within the requirements, implementations have latitude to define particulars that best address each situation.


    author  = "Mark Allman",
    title   = "{Retransmission Timeout Requirements}",
    year    = 2019,
    month   = feb,
    note    = "Internet-Draft draft-ietf-tcpm-rto-consider-08.txt (work in progress)",

Presentation slides from IETF-98 meeting (March 2017) are here.

Previous individual I-D versions are available: -03 (November 2015), -02 (November 2015), -01 (May 2012), -00 (March 2011).

Previous versions of the TCPM WG draft are available: -07 (February 2019), -06 (October 2018), -05 (March 2017), -04 (June 2016), -03 (April 2016), -02 (April 2016), -01 (February 2016), -00 (February 2016).
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