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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.11 P.1352~1360

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2004.1352


TCP-Rab: a receiver advertisement based TCP protocol


Author(s):  TANG Xu-hong, LIU Zheng-lan, ZHU Miao-liang

Affiliation(s):  Navigation Department, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 200135, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   lzlan@163.com, lzlan76@gmail.com

Key Words:  Bandwidth Estimation, Immediate Recovery, TCP protocol


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TANG Xu-hong, LIU Zheng-lan, ZHU Miao-liang. TCP-Rab: a receiver advertisement based TCP protocol[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(11): 1352~1360.

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Abstract: 
With the evolution of network technologies, the deficiencies of TCP protocol are becoming more and more distinct. The new TCP implementation, called Receiver Advertisement Based TCP (TCP-Rab) proposed here to eliminate these deficiencies, adopts two basic mechanisms: (1) bandwidth Estimation and (2) immediate Recovery. bandwidth Estimation is carried out at the receiver, and the result is sent back to the sender via the acknowledgments. immediate Recovery guarantees high performance even in lossy link. Rab can distinguish the reason for packet loss, and thus adopt appropriate recovery strategy. For loss by network congestion, it will back off its congestion window, and for loss by link errors, it will recover the congestion window immediately. Simulations indicated that Rab has superiority over other TCP implementations.

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