[e2e] congestion correlation?

vern at aciri.org vern at aciri.org
Thu May 3 23:54:46 PDT 2001

>   Is there any study done on whether there is any congestion correlation
> on the two directions between two endpoints A and B?  Suppose A is sending
> data to B.  When there is congestion and packet loss from A to B, do we
> expect packet loss from B to A at the same time?

This is discussed in my end-to-end packet dynamics paper:


where the finding was that the two directions are generally either weakly
correlated or not correlated at all.


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