Network Transport Circuit Breakers

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This note explains what is meant by the term "network transport circuit breaker" (CB). It describes the needs for circuit breakers when using network tunnels, and other non-congestion controlled applications. It defines requirements for building a circuit breaker and the expected outcomes of using a circuit breaker within the Internet.


Gorry Fairhurst (

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