FLOWER - Fuzzy Lower-than-Best-Effort transport protocol

@article{Trang2015FLOWERF,
  title={FLOWER - Fuzzy Lower-than-Best-Effort transport protocol},
  author={Si Quoc Viet Trang and Emmanuel Lochin and C{\'e}dric Baudoin and Emmanuel Dubois and Patrick Gelard},
  journal={2015 IEEE 40th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)},
  year={2015},
  pages={279-286}
}
We present a new delay-based transport protocol named FLOWER, that aims at providing a Lower-than-Best-Effort (LBE) service. The objective is to propose an alternative to the Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT) widely deployed within the official BitTorrent client. Indeed, besides its intra-fairness problem, known as latecomer unfairness, LEDBAT can be too aggressive against TCP, making it ill suited for providing LBE services over certain networks such as constrained wireless… CONTINUE READING

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