Protecting TCP from a misbehaving receiver

Rung Shiang Cheng, Hui Tang Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


This study presents the design and implementation of a robust TCP congestion control algorithm. TCP was originally designed for cooperative environments, and its evolution over the years has been built on the same basis. TCP expects the end hosts to cooperate with the TCP senders in implementing end-to-end congestion control. Therefore, misbehavior of a TCP receiver may result in an unfair division of the available bandwidth between the conforming flows and the irresponsible flows. Accordingly, this study examines the issues arising when conforming TCP connections are obliged to coexist with misbehaving connections. A modification to the TCP protocol is proposed to deal with various types of TCP misbehavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Protecting TCP from a misbehaving receiver'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this