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In this paper, the authors investigate the problem coming from the adaptation of legacy protocol TCP to the cross-layer protocols that is likely happen in future Internet. They point out named a TCP starvation problem in combining TCP and max-weight scheduling of cross-layer algorithms in wireless mesh networks. TCP starvation occurs when neighbor nodes are already scheduled with large queue length. To overcome TCP starvation as denoted in this paper, they propose a simple remedy named fake-ACK algorithm.
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