Paper Review: TCP Slow Start, Congestion Avoidance, Fast Retransmit, and Fast Recovery Algorithms

Reviewer: Mark Meras (mm446)

Main Contribution

This paper by Stevens documents four algorithms used by TCP to deal with packet congestion. Two of them, Slow Start and Congestion Avoidance, are required for a TCP, while the other two, Fast Retransmit and Fast Recovery Algorithm, are new improvements over the TCP requirement.

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