Fair end-to-end window-based congestion control

Jeonghoon Mo, Jean Walrand

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In this paper, we demonstrate the existence of fair end-to-end window-based congestion control protocols for packet-switched networks with FCFS routers. Our definition of fairness generalizes proportional fairness and includes arbitrarily close approximations of max-min fairness. The protocols use only information that is available to end hosts and are designed to converge reasonably fast. Our study is based on a multiclass fluid model of the network. The convergence of the protocols is proved using a Lyapunov function. The technical challenge is in the construction of the protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventPerformance and Control of Network Systems II - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1998 Nov 21998 Nov 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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