This paper proposed the RN-TCP, for Reorder Notifying.

The authors propose to have the routers to do explicit packet drop notification, so that the TCP sender can know about a packet is dropped. Then, all non-notified dupacks are just reordering. Hence the performance can be improved.

Bibliographic data

   title = "Improving the Performance of TCP in the Case of Packet Reordering",
   author = "Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Tomasz Radzik",
   howpublished = "HSNMC'04",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications",
   series = "LNCS 3079",
   editor = "Z. Mammeri and P. Lorenz",
   pages = "63--73",
   year = "2004",