The majority of Internet users rely on the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to download large multimedia files from remote servers (e.g. P2P file sharing). TCP has been advertised as a fair-share protocol. However, when session round-trip-times (RTTs) radically differ from each other, the share (of the bottleneck link) may be anything but fair. This motivates us to explore a new TCP, TCP Libra, that guarantees fair sharing regardless of RTT. TCP Libra is source only based and thus easy to deploy. Via analytic modeling and simulations we show that TCP Libra achieves fairness while maintaining efficiency and friendliness to TCP New Reno. A comparison with other TCP versions that have been reported as RTT-fair in the literature is also carried out.

TCP Libra: Exploring RTT-Fairness for TCP

MARFIA, GUSTAVO;PALAZZI, CLAUDIO ENRICO;G. Pau;ROCCETTI, MARCO
2007

Abstract

The majority of Internet users rely on the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) to download large multimedia files from remote servers (e.g. P2P file sharing). TCP has been advertised as a fair-share protocol. However, when session round-trip-times (RTTs) radically differ from each other, the share (of the bottleneck link) may be anything but fair. This motivates us to explore a new TCP, TCP Libra, that guarantees fair sharing regardless of RTT. TCP Libra is source only based and thus easy to deploy. Via analytic modeling and simulations we show that TCP Libra achieves fairness while maintaining efficiency and friendliness to TCP New Reno. A comparison with other TCP versions that have been reported as RTT-fair in the literature is also carried out.
LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
1005
1013
G. Marfia; C.E. Palazzi; G. Pau; M. Gerla; M. Y. Sanadidi; M. Roccetti
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