A self-regulating TCP acknowledgment (ACK) pacing scheme

James Aweya, Michel Ouellette, Delfin Y. Montuno

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Transmission control protocol (TCP) acknowledgement (ACK) pacing scheme that dynamically tunes its behavior to account for variations or changes in the network load is described. The scheme does not require the knowledge of when TCP is in the slow-start or congestion avoidance phase to determine the proper ACK pacing rate. ACK pacing is a direct technique for regulating the TCP source rate by controlling the rate of arrival of acknowledgements to the TCP source. TCP congestion control, which forms the basis of the ACK pacing scheme is also described.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)145-163
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2002


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