TCP Large Windows (tcplw) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The TCP Large Windows Working Group is chartered to produce a specification for the use of TCP on high-delay, high-bandwidth paths. To this end, this working group recommended ``TCP extensions for long-delay paths'' (RFC 1072), and ``TCP Extension for High-Speed Paths'' (RFC 1185) be published jointly as a Proposed Standard. Deficiencies in the technical details of the documents were identified by the End-to-End Research Group of the IRTF. Rather than progress the standard with known deficiencies, the IESG tasked the End-to-End Research Group to fix and merge these two documents into a single protocol specification document. This review was done on the mailing list.

The TCP Large Windows Working Group is being resurrected for a one time meeting, to review and if appropriate, approve this new document.

Goals and Milestones

Review the TCP Extended Window Size proposal from the IRSG End to End Research Group and if acceptable, recommend it for Standards status.

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request for Comments