Lecture 13: Advanced Congestion Control at the Host

TCP-BIC uses a binary search to probe for additional bandwidth

TCP is an interesting protocol for many reasons, one of which I find fascinating is that it can employ many different behavioral algorithms at the end points. This lecture is an example as it showcases many algorithms to control congestion. This is a small sample of published algorithms. Any TCP implementor may use different ideas (thus making it hard to be certain what is actually happening in your OS).

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to:


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