Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control

This RFC 6077 was published in 2011.


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.

RFC 6077 introduction

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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