Improving the ramping up behavior of TCP slow start

Rung Shiang Cheng, Hui-Tang Lin, Wen Shyang Hwang, Ce-Kuen Shieh

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Abstract

This paper proposes an improvement to the TCP ramp up behavior in slow-start. Current implementations of the TCP start-up procedure may result in an exponential growth of the congestion window, which results in the transmission of an excessive number of packets. Consequently, the network becomes congested and the self-clocking mechanism of the TCP fails. By estimating the number of packets that which can be in flight in the network from the viewpoint of the TCP source, this study develops an algorithm to suppress congestion before it becomes significant. The simulation results indicate that the proposed algorithm enhances the TCP performance by establishing a smoother transmission rate at the end of the slow-start phase and reducing the number of dropped packets significantly as a result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2005
Pages807-812
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Mar 282005 Mar 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other19th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2005
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period05-03-2805-03-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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