MaxNet and TCP Reno/RED on Mice Traffic

  • Khoa T. Phan
  • Tuan T. Tran
  • Duc D. Nguyen
  • Nam Thoai
Conference paper


Congestion control is a distributed algorithm to share network bandwidth among competing users on the Internet. In the common case, quick response time for mice traffic (HTTP traffic) is desired when mixed with elephant traffic (FTP traffic). The current approach using loss-based with Additive Increase, Multiplicative Decrease (AIMD) is too greedy and eventually, most of the network bandwidth would be consumed by elephant traffic. As a result, it causes longer response time for mice traffic because there is no room left at the routers. MaxNet is a new TCP congestion control architecture using an explicit signal to control transmission rate at the source node. In this paper, we show that MaxNet can control well the queue length at routers and therefore the response time to HTTP traffic is several times faster than with TCP Reno/RED.


Active queue management TCP congestion control MaxNet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khoa T. Phan
    • 1
  • Tuan T. Tran
    • 1
  • Duc D. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Nam Thoai
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and EngineeringHo Chi Minh City University of TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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