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Improving the fairness of FAST TCP to new flows

Cui, Tony and Andrew, Lachlan L. H. and Zukerman, Moshe and Tan, Liansheng (2006) Improving the fairness of FAST TCP to new flows. IEEE Communications Letters, 10 (5). pp. 414-416. ISSN 1089-7798. doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2006.1633341.

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It has been observed that FAST TCP, and the related protocol TCP Vegas, suffer unfairness when many flows arrive at a single bottleneck link, without intervening departures. We show that the effect is even more marked if a new flow arrives when existing flows share bandwidth fairly, and propose a simple method to ameliorate this effect.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 21, 2005. The associate editor coordinating the review of this letter and approving it for publication was Prof. Nasir Ghani. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council, NSF, Cisco, and the Caltech Lee Center for Advanced Networking as part of the FAST Project.
Subject Keywords:congestion control; fairness; buffer dimensioning
Issue or Number:5
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:10 Jul 2006
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