Active queue management with flow proportional buffering

James Aweya, Michel Ouellette, Delfin Y. Montuno

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Most active queue management schemes maintain an average of the queue length which they use together with a number of queue thresholds to detect congestion. However, the setting of the queue thresholds is problematic because the required buffer size for good sharing among TCP connections is dependent on the number of TCP connections using the buffer. This paper describes an improved active queue management scheme which dynamically changes its threshold settings as the number of connections and system load ©changes. This technique allows network devices to effectively control packet losses and TCP timeouts while maintaining high link utilization.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)211-229
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Network Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2003


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