Reflections on the TCP Macroscopic Model

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Executive Summary

The prevailing paradigm, uniform congestion control algorithms interacting with simple network devices, was absolutely the correct model when the Internet was in its in-fancy. Today, there is too much at stake to depend on the good graces of everyone to uniformly implement something as critical as congestion control, especially given that the one-size-fits-all stance is no longer a good t for the huge breadth of technology and scale en-compassed by today's global Internet.

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