TCP Congestion Control with a Misbehaving Receiver

Reviewer: Mark Meras (mm446)

Main Contribution

This paper is by Savage et al. is an important contribution. It describes (a) how a misbehaving receiver can attempt to force the sender to send data faster and (b) how senders can prevent this behavior. The paper argues that TCP can be modified without introducing assumptions about receiver behavior.

Key Ideas

Critique of Contribution

This paper makes an important contribution by explaining malicious techniques for exploiting TCP and ways to prevent exploits. These solutions are very important for maintaining TCP fairness.

Open Question

Issues of trust in TCP need to be explored further, since TCP is no longer used in a collaborative manner.