IETF Internet

Comcast’s congestion managment

A few years ago, Comcast generated a lot of negative PR based on their RST–injecting P2P throttling scheme.

This lead them to adopt a new strategy which is protocol and destination-agnostic and is designed to shift inevitable packet-loss to those users that stress the network.

Comcast has now published their strategy in an informational RFC. It’s longer than it needs to be, but still: recommended reading.