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 first come-first served 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 practical implementation of the protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-567
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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