The inefficiency of a TCP connection in the presence of high bandwidth links due to the constant multiplicative decrease factor has been well documented in recent literature. In this paper we look at the effect of fiber error rates on the throughput of a TCP connection. We propose a congestion controller that removes the ill-effects of fiber error rates on TCP throughput by lower bounding the marking probability. We show that this congestion controller can achieve extremely high utilizations in high bandwidth links. We also discuss the TCP friendliness of this congestion controller and present simulation results that validate our analysis.
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Date Posted: 23 May 2005