[tcpm] I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-00.txt

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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
This draft is a work item of the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Early Retransmit for TCP and SCTP
	Author(s)	: M. Allman, K. Avrachenkov, U. Ayesta, E. Blanton, P. Hurtig
	Filename	: draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-00.txt
	Pages		: 12
	Date		: 2008-8-28
This document proposes a new mechanism for TCP and SCTP that can be
    used to recover lost segments when a connection's congestion window
    is small.  The "Early Retransmit" mechanism allows the transport to
    reduce, in certain special circumstances, the number of duplicate
    acknowledgments required to trigger a fast retransmission.  This
    allows the transport to use fast retransmit to recover packet losses
    that would otherwise require a lengthy retransmission timeout.

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