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 TCP Analysis
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 Title
 A Stochastic Model of TCP/IP with Stationary Random Losses
 Author(s)

Eitan Altman (INRIA)
Kostia Avrachenkov (INRIA)
Chadi Barakat (INRIA)
 Abstract:

We consider here a flow control mechanism
in which the rate at which data is sent
increases linearly in time until a loss occurs. At that point
the transmission rate decreases by a multiplicative factor. This mechanism
is a good approximation to TCP/IP, the congestion control in the Internet.
Losses are generated by some exogenous random process, which is
assumed to be stationary ergodic; no Markovian assumptions are made.
We obtain an explicit expression for the average transmission rate
and bounds in the case that there is a limit on the maximum rate.
A set of experiments are conducted over the Internet to validate the
analytical results as well as the motivations behind the work.
