TCP Congestion Control: A Systems Approach
TCP Congestion Control has been a research topic for over 30 years. Since the pioneering work of Jacobson and Karels in the 1980s, hundreds of researchers have sought to improve the avoidance and control of congestion in the Internet. Over time, new ideas such as using delay as well as packet loss to detect congestion have taken hold. This book walks through all the key approaches and gives the reader a framework to understand the big picture and ongoing challenges of congestion control.
- Emphasizes underlying concepts, key principles and design choices.
- Covers developments in congestion control from its early days through to the latest innovations.
- Includes both host-based approaches and router-based techniques such as Random Early Detection.
- Describes methodologies used to evaluate new congestion control algorithms.
"Congestion control is unquestionably one of the most important, most fundamental topics in computer networking...The 'systems approach' that Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie have championed is exactly what is needed to truly understand congestion control, where deep, system-wide issues in network architecture come to the fore." – Jim Kurose, U. Mass Amherst.