Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms ' <draft-ietf-tsvwg-cc-alt-05.txt> as a BCP This document is the product of the Transport Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lars Eggert and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tsvwg-cc-alt-05.txt
Technical Summary The IETF's standard congestion control schemes have been widely shown to be inadequate for various environments (e.g., high-speed networks). Recent research has yielded many alternate congestion control schemes. Using these new congestion control schemes in the global Internet has possible ramifications to both the traffic using the new congestion control and to traffic using the currently standardized congestion control. Therefore, the IETF must proceed with caution when dealing with alternate congestion control proposals. The goal of this document is to provide guidance for considering alternate congestion control algorithms within the IETF. Working Group Summary The WG consensus on this document was clear, but not overwhelmingly strong. Protocol Quality The document has been presented to the WG during several IETF meetings and has been reviewed by a number of key WG members. It has also been discussed in the IRTF's ICCRG and the wider research community. Personnel Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org) was the document shepherd and also reviewed this document for the IESG.