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Binary exponential backoff is a randomized protocol for regulating transmissions on a multiple-access broadcast channel. Ethernet, a local-area network, is built upon this protocol. The fundamental theoretical issue is stability: Does the backlog of packets awaiting transmission remain bounded in time, provided the rates of new packet arrivals are small(More)
Fair Queuing is a novel queuing discipline with important applications to data networks that support variable-size packets and to systems where the cost of preempting jobs from service is high. The disciphne controls a single server shared by N job arrival streams with each stream allotted a separate queue. After every job completion, the server is assigned(More)
We consider the stochastic behavior of binary exponential backoff, a probabilistic algorithm for regulating transmissions on a multiple access channel. Ethernet, a local area network, is built upon this algorithm. The fundamental theoretical issue is stability: does the backlog of packets awaiting transmission remain bounded in time, provided the rates of(More)