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Congestion Avoidance and Control

Van Jacobsen and Michael J. Karels

One-line summary: Seven new algorithms were put into TCP to make sure that it adhered to the "packet conservation" principle; these congestion avoidance and control algorithms are motivated and described.

Overview/Main Points


Fundamental performance issues for the internet today. TCP has handled many orders of magnitude increase in load and scale of traffic, but of course much voodoo has gone into TCP recently.

Van Jacobson is an excellent research. He brings the rigour and formalism of science to an engineering practise, resulting in great benefit.


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