ACK-Clocking Dynamics: Modelling the Interaction Between Windows and the Network
A novel continuous time fluid flow model of the dynamics of the interaction between ACK-clocking and the link buffer is presented. A fundamental integral equation relating the instantaneous flow rate and the window dynamics is derived. Properties of the model, such as well-posedness and stability, are investigated. Packet level experiments verify that this new model is more accurate than existing models, correctly predicting qualitatively different behaviors, for example when round trip delays are heterogeneous.