Congestion Control With Multi-Packet Feedback

Provided by: Swinburne
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Many congestion control protocols use explicit feedback from the network to achieve high performance. Most of these either require more bits for feedback than are available in the IP header or incur performance limitations due to inaccurate congestion feedback. There has been recent interest in protocols which obtain high resolution estimates of congestion by combining the ECN marks of multiple packets, and using this to guide MI-AI-MD window adaptation. This paper studies the potential of such approaches, both analytically and by simulation. The evaluation focuses on a new protocol called Binary Marking Congestion Control (BMCC).

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