Yael Lapid

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—Networked applications generate messages that are segmented into smaller, fixed or variable size packets, before they are sent through the network. In high-speed networks, acknowledging individual packets is impractical; so when congestion builds up and packets have to be dropped, entire messages are lost. For a message to be useful, all packets comprising(More)
In this work, selective discarding policies, as a means for congestion avoidance, are studied and compared to non-discarding policies. The Partial Message Discard p olicy discards packets of tails of corrupted messages. An improvement to this policy is the Early Message Discard that drops entire messages and not just message-tails. A c ommon performance m e(More)
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