Equation-Based Congestion Control for Unicast Applications

Floyd, Sally ; Handley, Mark ; Padhye, Jitendra ; Widmer, Jörg

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/347059.347397
Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2000
Book title: Proceedings of the conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication : ACM SIGCOMM 2000 Stockholm, Sweden, August 28 - September 01, 2000
Page range: 43-56
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publishing house: ACM Press
ISBN: 1-58113-223-9
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Praktische Informatik IV (Effelsberg -2017)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: This paper proposes a mechanism for equation-based congestion control for unicast traffic. Most best-effort traffic in the current Internet is well-served by the dominant transport protocol TCP. However, traffic such as best-effort unicast streaming multimedia could find use for a TCP-friendly congestion control mechanism that refrains from reducing the sending rate in half in response to a single packet drop. With our mechanism, the sender explicitly adjusts its sending rate as a function of the measured rate of loss events, where a loss event consists of one or more packets dropped within a single round-trip time. We use both simulations and experiments over the Internet to explore performance. Equation-based congestion control is also a promising avenue of development for congestion control of multicast traffic, and so an additional reason for this work is to lay a sound basis for the later development of multicast congestion control.

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