On Fair Window Control with Explicit Feedback in TCP over ATM ABR Service

Hee-Jung BYUN  Jong-Tae LIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.4   pp.1472-1475
Publication Date: 2003/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
window control,  fairness,  TCP over ATM ABR service,  

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In this paper, we propose the window-based congestion control mechanism using explicit feedback in TCP over ATM ABR service. The proposed scheme is based on notifying the network status as the free buffer length at the congested link to the IP station which informs the window rate by modifying the receivers' advertised window field in TCP ACK returning to the source. Results from simulation show that our proposed algorithm improves the fairness and stability of TCP connections in general network environments even if they have the different round trip times.