On buffer limited congestion window dynamics and packet loss

A. Fekete, G. Vattay

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The central result of this paper is an analytic formula describing the packet loss probability in a buffer as a function of the length of the buffer and the probability of external packet loss. This formula makes it possible to calculate the total loss along a multi-buffer, multi-link route. Also, new types of congestion window distributions are discovered when the packet loss in the buffer is large. These are different from the usual Gaussian type single humped distributions and can help to develop a qualitative classification of window distributions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
EventGLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 17 2002Nov 21 2002


OtherGLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryTaiwan, Province of China

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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    Fekete, A., & Vattay, G. (2002). On buffer limited congestion window dynamics and packet loss. 2599-2603. Paper presented at GLOBECOM'02 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.