Modelling TCP Throughput and Fairness

  title={Modelling TCP Throughput and Fairness},
  author={Douglas J. Leith and R. Shorten},
Since TCP traffic is elastic, a fundamental issue is the behaviour of multiple TCP flows competing for bandwidth on a shared link. Motivated by the ubiquity of drop-tail queueing in current networks, our focus in this paper is on developing analytic models suited to characterising the throughput and fairness of competing TCP flows in drop-tail environments. Building on recent ideas from the theory of positive linear systems, we obtain simple, insightful closed-form expressions for throughput… Expand
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