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Introduction

CONTENTS

1.1 Overview

1.2 Future Internet

1.3 Internet Congestion Control

1.4 Adaptive Congestion Control

1.1 Overview

It started as an interface experimentation between remote computers in the late 1960s in the U.S. and soon became the most important medium of information exchange, establishing strong connections with the socio-economic fundamentals in most countries worldwide.

The great success of the Internet is driven by

  • a) its flexibility in networking different types of machinery in terms of hardware architecture, operating systems and communication protocols;

  • b) its decentralization and self-management.

This lack of a centralized control agency gives an impressive air of freedom that triggered the development of ...

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