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TCP Congestion Control
TLDR
This document defines TCP's four intertwined congestion control algorithms: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and fast recovery, as well as discussing various acknowledgment generation methods.
Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer
TLDR
This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control Protocol senders are required to use to compute and manage their retransmission timer and upgrades the requirement of supporting the algorithm from a SHOULD to a MUST.
On dominant characteristics of residential broadband internet traffic
TLDR
Observations from monitoring the network activity for more than 20,000 residential DSL customers in an urban area find that HTTP - not peer-to-peer - traffic dominates by a significant margin and that the DSL lines are frequently not the bottleneck in bulk-transfer performance.
Computing TCP's Retransmission Timer
TLDR
This document defines the standard algorithm that Transmission Control Protocol senders are required to use to compute and manage their retransmission timer and upgrades the requirement of supporting the algorithm from a SHOULD to a MUST.
A first look at modern enterprise traffic
TLDR
A broad overview of internal enterprise traffic recorded at a medium-sized site is presented to provide a first sense of ways in which modern enterprise traffic is similar to wide-area Internet traffic, and ways inWhich it is quite different.
A Conservative Selective Acknowledgment (SACK)-based Loss Recovery Algorithm for TCP
TLDR
The algorithm presented in this document conforms to the spirit of the current congestion control specification (RFC 2581), but allows TCP senders to recover more effectively when multiple segments are lost from a single flight of data.
On making TCP more robust to packet reordering
TLDR
This paper illustrates the impact of reordering on TCP performance, and proposes several alternatives to dynamically make the fast retransmission algorithm more tolerant of the reordering observed in the network.
Measuring the evolution of transport protocols in the internet
TLDR
Measurement results showing the impact of the current network environment on a number of traditional and proposed protocol mechanisms are provided and can be used to guide the definition of more realistic Internet modeling scenarios.
The devil and packet trace anonymization
TLDR
A general tool, tcpmkpub, for anonymizing traces is presented, the process used to determine the particular anonymization policy is discussed, and the use of metadata accompanying the traces to provide insight into features that have been obfuscated by anonymization is described.
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