Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Vern Paxson, Mark Allman. Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer, November 2000. RFC 2988.
Status: Obsoleted by RFC 6298.
TXT | Errata


This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) senders are required to use to compute and manage their retransmission timer. It expands on the discussion in section of RFC 1122 and upgrades the requirement of supporting the algorithm from a SHOULD to a MUST.


    author  = "Vern Paxson and Mark Allman",
    title   = "{Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer}",
    year    = 2000,
    month   = nov,
    note    = "RFC 2988",
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