Aggregating Congestion Information Over Sequences of TCP Connections
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Citation (published version)Bestavros, Azer Bestavros; Hartmann, Olivier. "Aggregating Congestion Information Over Sequences of TCP Connections", Technical Report BUCS-1998-001, Computer Science Department, Boston University, January 5, 1998. [Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3749]
In this paper we present an extension of the TCP stack that allows a sequence of TCP connections between the same machines to share the congestion window. Our Linux implementation of this scenario shows significant improvement in performance, particularly when the individual connections are short-lived. Such a behavior is common on the web, due to the nature of the HTTP protocol and the distribution of file sizes.