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CONFIG_IP_DCCP_CCID2

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_IP_DCCP_CCID2:

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CCID 2, TCP-like Congestion Control, denotes Additive Increase, Multiplicative Decrease (AIMD) congestion control with behavior modelled directly on TCP, including congestion window, slow start, timeouts, and so forth [RFC 2581]. CCID 2 achieves maximum bandwidth over the long term, consistent with the use of end-to-end congestion control, but halves its congestion window in response to each congestion event. This leads to the abrupt rate changes typical of TCP. Applications should use CCID 2 if they prefer maximum bandwidth utilization to steadiness of rate. This is often the case for applications that are not playing their data directly to the user. For example, a hypothetical application that transferred files over DCCP, using application-level retransmissions for lost packets, would prefer CCID 2 to CCID 3. On-line games may also prefer CCID 2. See RFC 4341 for further details.

CCID2 is the default CCID used by DCCP.

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