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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity by J. David Irwin, Chwan-Hwa Wu

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Chapter 16

TCP Congestion Control

The learning goals for this chapter are as follows:

  • Learn the manner in which the parameters in the receiver’s buffer are used for TCP flow control
  • Learn the differences between implicit and explicit congestion control
  • Understand the triggering mechanisms for both implicit and explicit congestion control, and the details of the operational characteristics that work in unison to accomplish both congestion and flow control
  • Learn the characteristics of standard TCP congestion control methods, including TCP Tahoe, TCP Reno and TCP NewReno
  • Learn the characteristics of HighSpeed TCP and its relationship to NewReno TCP
  • Learn the characteristics of Compound TCP (CTCP) and CUBIC TCP
  • Learn TCP explicit congestion control ...

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