The macroscopic behavior of the TCP congestion avoidance algorithm

@article{Mathis1997TheMB,
  title={The macroscopic behavior of the TCP congestion avoidance algorithm},
  author={Matthew Mathis and Jeffrey Semke and Jamshid Mahdavi and Teunis J. Ott},
  journal={Comput. Commun. Rev.},
  year={1997},
  volume={27},
  pages={67-82}
}
In this paper, we analyze a performance model for the TCP Congestion Avoidance algorithm. [] Key Result Finally, we present several important implications about the behavior of the Internet in the presence of high load from diverse user communities.
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