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TCP MaxNet-Implementation and Experiments on the WAN in Lab

Suchara, Martin and Witt, Ryan and Wydrowski, Bartek (2005) TCP MaxNet-Implementation and Experiments on the WAN in Lab. In: 2005 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 901-906. ISBN 1-4244-0000-7 .

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We describe implementation and performance of TCP MaxNet, a new protocol that uses a multi-bit explicit signaling approach to congestion control. The MaxNet sender algorithm operates by adjusting its congestion window in response to explicit feedback from the most congested link encountered in the network. This scheme has numerous theoretical advantages over the ubiquitous practice of adjusting the congestion window based on the total amount of congestion in the path. We implement the MaxNet control scheme on top of the existing Linux TCP/IP protocol framework and evaluate its performance in the high bandwidth-delay environment of the WAN in Lab. Our experiments show that MaxNet possesses the desirable properties that theory predicts: very short router queues and fair sharing among multiple flows of different RTTs.

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Additional Information:© 2005 IEEE. Issue Date: 16-18 Nov. 2005; Date of Current Version: 19 June 2006. We would like to acknowledge support of the Networking Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. We also would like to acknowledge George Lee, who helped us to set up experiments on the WAN in Lab. This is part of the FAST and WAN in Lab project at Caltech supported by NSF, Cisco, ARO, and AFOSR.
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Official Citation:Suchara, M.; Witt, R.; Wydrowski, B.; , "TCP MaxNet - implementation and experiments on the WAN in Lab," Networks, 2005. Jointly held with the 2005 IEEE 7th Malaysia International Conference on Communication., 2005 13th IEEE International Conference on , vol.2, no., pp. 6 pp., 16-18 Nov. 2005 doi: 10.1109/ICON.2005.1635637
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