TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification
draft-floyd-rfc3448bis-00

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Abstract

This document specifies TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC). TFRC is a congestion control mechanism for unicast flows operating in a best- effort Internet environment. It is reasonably fair when competing for bandwidth with TCP flows, but has a much lower variation of throughput over time compared with TCP, making it more suitable for applications such as telephony or streaming media where a relatively smooth sending rate is of importance.

Authors

Sally Floyd (floyd@icir.org)

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