Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control (RFC6077) Prior Art Database Disclosure Disclosure Number: IPCOM000203818D
Publication Date: 01-Feb-2011
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This document, the result of the Internet Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG), describes some of the open research topics in the domain of Internet congestion control that are known today. We begin by reviewing some proposed definitions of congestion and congestion control based on current understandings.


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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                D. Papadimitriou, Ed. Request for Comments: 6077                                Alcatel-Lucent Category: Informational                                         M. Welzl ISSN: 2070-1721                                       University of Oslo                                                                M. Scharf                                                  University of Stuttgart                                                               B. Briscoe                                                                 BT & UCL                                                            February 2011

           Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control


   This document describes some of the open problems in Internet    congestion control that are known today.  This includes several new    challenges that are becoming important as the network grows, as well    as some issues that have been known for many years.  These challenges    are generally considered to be open research topics that may require    more study or application of innovative techniques before Internet-    scale solutions can be confidently engineered and deployed.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Research Task Force    (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related research    and development activities.  These results might not be suitable for    deployment.  This RFC represents the consensus of the Internet    Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG) of the Internet Research    Task Force (IRTF).  Documents approved for publication by the IRSG    are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2    of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Papadimitriou, et al.         Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6077       Open Issues in Internet Congestion Control  February 2011

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   Copyright (c) 2011 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in ef...

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