On the propagation of congestion waves in the Internet

József Stéger, Péter Vaderna, Gábor Vattay

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Traffic modeling of communication networks such as the Internet has become a very important field of research. A number of interesting phenomena are found in measurements and traffic simulations. One of them is the propagation of congestion waves opposite to the main packet flow direction. The purpose of this paper is to model and analyze packet congestion on a given route and to provide a possible explanation for this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-142
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006



  • Computer networks
  • Congestion propagation
  • TCP/IP protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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