A case for context-aware TCP/IP

@article{Williamson2002ACF,
  title={A case for context-aware TCP/IP},
  author={Carey L. Williamson and Qian Wu},
  journal={SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={11-23}
}
This paper discusses the design and evaluation of CATNIP, a Context-Aware Transport/Network Internet Protocol for the Web. This integrated protocol uses application-layer knowledge (i.e., Web document size) to provide explicit context information to the TCP and IP protocols. While this approach violates the traditional layered Internet protocol architecture, it enables informed decision-making, both at network endpoints and at network touters, regarding flow control, congestion control, and… CONTINUE READING
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