[e2e] link between Kelly's control and TCP's AIMD

Cannara cannara at attglobal.net
Mon Feb 21 19:31:16 PST 2005

Ooooh Ted, right through the heart!  Other papers I have read on similar TCP
performance modelling have had some interesting errors, later admitted to, but
I promise to take some time to check the ones you suggest.


Ted Faber wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 12:00:23AM -0800, Cannara wrote:
> > I don't know "ignored" -- some friends (NetPredict) have a patent on just such
> > statistical analyses applied to TCP performance products.  It's the
> > nonlinearity that makes any linear differential modelling grossly approximate.
> >
> > We have to remember some fundamentals -- at least that fluids are variously
> > compressible & reorderable, unlike packets, and loss of molecules is not an
> > option.  :]
> I was going to ask if you'd even read the papers.  Thanks for answering
> that question.
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