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Internet and Intranet Professionals From The Editor In This Issue From the Editor.......................1 TCP Performance....................2 Internet Mail Standards.........25

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Two protocols used in the Internet are so important that they deserve special attention: the Internet Protocol (IP) from which this journal takes its name, and the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). IP is fundamental to Internet addressing and routing, while TCP provides a reliable transport service that is used by most Internet applications, including interactive Telnet, file transfer, electronic mail, and Web page access via HTTP. Because of the critical importance of TCP to the operation of the Internet, it has received much attention in the research community over the years. As a result, numerous improvements to implementations of TCP have been developed and deployed. In this issue, Geoff Huston takes a detailed look at TCP from a performance perspective and describes several enhancements to the original protocol. In a second article, Geoff will look at the challenges facing TCP in a rapidly growing and changing Internet, and describe work to further augment TCP. Electronic mail is by far the most used of all Internet applications. Th

Year: 2010
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