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IETF RFC 4015

The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP

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Organization: IETF
Publication Date: 1 February 2005
Status: active
Page Count: 13
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Based on an appropriate detection algorithm, the Eifel response algorithm provides a way for a TCP sender to respond to a detected spurious timeout. It adapts the retransmission timer to avoid further spurious timeouts and (depending on the detection algorithm) can avoid the often unnecessary go-back-N retransmits that would otherwise be sent. In addition, the Eifel response algorithm restores the congestion control state in such a way that packet bursts are avoided.

Document History

IETF RFC 4015
February 1, 2005
The Eifel Response Algorithm for TCP
Based on an appropriate detection algorithm, the Eifel response algorithm provides a way for a TCP sender to respond to a detected spurious timeout. It adapts the retransmission timer to avoid...

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