Fairness and stability of congestion control mechanisms of TCP

Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata, Hideo Miyahara

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Abstract

We focus on fairness and stability of the congestion control mechanisms adopted in several versions of TCP by investigating their time-transient behavior through an analytic approach. In addition to TCP Tahoe, TCP Reno, and TCP Vegas, we consider enhanced TCP Vegas which is proposed in this paper for fairness enhancements. We consider the homogeneous case, where two connections have the equivalent propagation delays, and the heterogeneous case, where each connection has different propagation delay. We show that TCP Tahoe and TCP Reno can achieve fairness among connections in the homogeneous case, but cannot in heterogeneous case. We also show that TCP Vegas can provide almost fair service among connection, but there is some unfairness caused by the essential nature of TCP Vegas. Finally, we explain the effectiveness of our enhanced TCP Vegas in terms of fairness and throughput.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM'99
Subtitle of host publicationThe Conference on Computer Communications - 18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now
Pages1329-1336
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now, IEEE INFOCOM'99 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 1991 Mar 211991 Mar 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Conference

Conference18th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies: The Future is Now, IEEE INFOCOM'99
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period91/3/2191/3/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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