[e2e] 10% packet loss stops TCP flow

Roy Xu kx2 at njit.edu
Fri Feb 25 12:19:39 PST 2005

Hi all,

it seems to be a common understanding that if a TCP flow experiences
10% or more packet loss, the flow stops (i.e., attains 0 or meaningless throughput)

ns-2 simulations also seem to agree with this observation.

my questions is what is the theoretical or analytical explanation for this observation?

thanks in advance.
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