An aided congestion avoidance mechanism for TCP Vegas

Cheng Yuan Ho*, Chen Hua Shih, Yaw-Chung Chen, Yi Cheng Chan

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TCP Vegas detects network congestion in the early stage and successfully prevents periodic packet loss that usually occurs in TCP Reno. It has been demonstrated that TCP Vegas achieves much higher performance than TCP Reno in many aspects. However, TCP Vegas cannot prevent unnecessary throughput degradation when congestion occurs in the backward path, it passes through multiple congested links, or it reroutes through a path with longer round-trip time (RTT). In this paper, we propose an aided congestion avoidance mechanism for TCP Vegas, called Aid-Vegas, which uses the relative one-way delay of each packet along the forward path to distinguish whether congestion occurs or not. Through the results of simulation, we demonstrate that Aid-Vegas can solve the problems of rerouting and backward congestion, enhance the fairness among the competitive connections, and improve the throughput when multiple congested links are encountered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-971
Number of pages11
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
StatePublished - 19 Oct 2005
EventThird International Conference on Computer Network and Mobile Computing, ICCNMC 2005 - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 2 Aug 20054 Aug 2005

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