Loss-resilient window-based congestion control

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Loss-resilient window-based congestion control
This paper addresses the problem of fair allocation of bandwidth resources on lossy channels in hybrid heterogeneous networks. It discusses more particularly the ability of window-based congestion control to support non-congestion related losses. We investigate methods for efficient packet loss recovery by retransmission, and build on explicit congestion control mechanisms to decouple the packet loss detection from the congestion feedback signals. For different retransmission strategies that respectively rely on conventional cumulative acknowledgments or accurate loss monitoring, we show how the principles underlying the TCP retransmission mechanisms have to be adapted in order to take advantage of an explicit congestion feedback. A novel retransmission timer is proposed in order to deal with multiple losses of data segments and, in consequence, to allow for aggressive reset of the connection recovery timer. It ensures significant benefit from temporary inflation of the send-out windo...
Christophe De Vleeschouwer, Pascal Frossard
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CN
Authors Christophe De Vleeschouwer, Pascal Frossard
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