Protocol Action: TCP Congestion Control to Proposed Standard
- The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft 'TCP Congestion Control'
<draft-ietf-tcpimpl-cong-control-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard.
This document obsoletes RFC 2001.
The IESG also approved The NewReno Modification to TCP's Fast Recovery
Algorithm <draft-ietf-tcpimpl-newreno-02.txt> as an Experimental RFC.
These documents are the product of the TCP Implementation Working
Group. The IESG contact persons are Scott Bradner and Vern Paxson.
The TCP Congestion Control document specifies four TCP
congestion control algorithms: slow start, congestion
avoidance, fast retransmit and fast recovery. The document
is an update of RFC 2001. In addition to specifying
the congestion control algorithms, it specifies what TCP
connections should do after a relatively long idle period,
as well as specifying and clarifying some of the issues
pertaining to TCP ACK generation.
The NewReno Modification document describes a specific
algorithm for responding to partial acknowledgments, referred
to as NewReno. This document is published as an Experimental
RFC to elicit implementation and testing experience.
Working Group Summary
There was significant discussion about early versions of these
documents but all issues were resolved in the final versions.
These documents were reviewed for the IESG by Scott Bradner