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Title : Increasing TCP's Initial Window
Author(s) : Jerry Chu
Filename : draft-ietf-tcpm-initcwnd-03.txt
Pages : 22
Date : 2012-02-26
This document proposes an increase in the permitted TCP initial
window (IW) from between 2 and 4 segments, as specified in RFC 3390,
to 10 segments. It discusses the motivation behind the increase, the
advantages and disadvantages of the higher initial window, and
presents results from several large scale experiments showing that
the higher initial window improves the overall performance of many
web services without risking congestion collapse. The document closes
with a discussion of usage and deployment recommended by the IETF TCP
Maintenance and Minor Extensions (TCPM) working group.