Explicit rate adjustment: An efficient congestion control protocol for layered multicast

S. Puangpronpitag, R. Boyle, K. Djemame

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In this paper, we introduce Explicit Hale Adjustment (ERA), a new Multi-rate Multicast Congestion Control (MR-MCC) algorithm. Via ERA, the receiver explicitly adjusts its reception rate according to the network conditions using the TCP throughput equation and Packet-pair Probe. The design goals are responsiveness, efficiency in network utilization, scalability and fairness (including inter-protocol fairness, intra-protocol fairness, ultra-session fairness and TCP-friendliness) as well as simple implementation. We have built ERA into a network simulator (ns2) and demonstrate via simulations that the goals are reached.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICON 2003 - 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780377885, 9780780377882
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventNetworks - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 28 Sept 200301 Oct 2003
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Networks, ICON
ISSN (Print)1556-6463


Abbreviated titleICON-2003
CitySydney, NSW
Period28 Sept 200301 Oct 2003


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