[e2e] TCP to exhibit MTU unfairness?

Tze-Ven Poh tvpoh at essex.ac.uk
Mon Nov 19 11:43:18 PST 2007


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lachlan Andrew" <lachlan.andrew at gmail.com>
To: "Detlef Bosau" <detlef.bosau at web.de>; "e2e" 
<end2end-interest at postel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [e2e] TCP to exhibit MTU unfairness?

> Fairness between heterogeneous flows is complicated.  If a flow
> traverses multiple congested links, it is sensible to give it a lower
> rate than others using only one of those links.  However, I haven't
> seen any compelling reason that the rates should depend on RTT or
> packet size.

If a few users are on a parking-lot type of network and are all paying the 
same (monetarily) for the access service, is it fair for the fellow who has 
to go through multiple congestion links to get lower rate?

[just a question] 

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