[aqm] RFC 8087 on The Benefits of Using Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)

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Subject: [aqm] RFC 8087 on The Benefits of Using Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        
        RFC 8087

        Title:      The Benefits of Using Explicit 
                    Congestion Notification (ECN) 
        Author:     G. Fairhurst, M. Welzl
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2017
        Mailbox:    gorry@erg.abdn.ac.uk, 
                    michawe@ifi.uio.no
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 46449
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-aqm-ecn-benefits-08.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8087

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8087

The goal of this document is to describe the potential benefits of
applications using a transport that enables Explicit Congestion
Notification (ECN).  The document outlines the principal gains in
terms of increased throughput, reduced delay, and other benefits when
ECN is used over a network path that includes equipment that supports
Congestion Experienced (CE) marking.  It also discusses challenges
for successful deployment of ECN.  It does not propose new algorithms
to use ECN nor does it describe the details of implementation of ECN
in endpoint devices (Internet hosts), routers, or other network
devices.

This document is a product of the Active Queue Management and Packet Scheduling Working Group of the IETF.


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