[e2e] host-level aggregated congestion control citations

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 31 18:45:56 PDT 2007

My apologies to Michael and Adam for not including them in my list, FWIW.


Joe Touch wrote:
> Hi, Dave,
> Dave Crocker wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I am looking for a couple of citations, if there are any.
>> Once upon a time, TCP did congestion control strictly on a
>> per-connection behavior.  I seem to recall that there was later work on
>> aggregating congestion information, to get better behavior across
>> concurrent connections between the same host-pair.
> The first work that did share some info was T/TCP,
> In 1997, RFC2140 described exactly the above.
> A few years later, the Congestion Manager (Sigcomm, RFC2134) presented a
> mechanism outside TCP that integrates the information across many
> protocol types, including UDP if desired.
>> If this is in current use, I'd like to review the mechanism(s).
> I believe bits of RFC2140 are in Linux, but don't know if they're
> currently enabled:
> http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/research/iwtcp/kernel-patch/
> Joe

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