Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Josh Blanton, Ethan Blanton, Mark Allman. Using Spurious Retransmissions to Adapt the Retransmission Timeout. Technical Report 08-005, International Computer Science Institute, August 2008.


This report describes a method for using spurious retransmission timeouts to determine when the retransmission timeout is not accurately capturing the delay variance in the network. We account for this by adapting the way TCP's retransmission timeout is computed in an effort to avoid subsequent unnecessary retransmissions.


    author      =        "Josh Blanton and Ethan Blanton and Mark Allman",
    title       =        "{Using Spurious Retransmissions to Adapt the Retransmission Timeout}",
    institution =        "International Computer Science Institute",
    year        =        2008,
    number      =        "08-005",
    month       =        aug,
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