Emulating AQM from end hosts Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper, we show that end-host based congestion prediction is more accurate than previously characterized. However, it may not be possible to entirely eliminate the uncertainties in congestion prediction. To address these uncertainties, we propose Probabilistic Early Response TCP (PERT). PERT emulates the behavior of AQM/ECN, in the congestion response function of end-hosts. We present fluid-flow analysis of PERT/RED and PERT/PI, versions of PERT that emulate router-based RED and PI controllers. Our analysis shows that PERT/RED has better stability behavior than router-based RED. We also present results from ns-2 simulations to show the practical feasibility of PERT. The scheme presented here is general and can be used for emulating other AQM algorithms. Copyright 2007 ACM.

name of conference

  • the 2007 conference

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 2007 conference on Applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communications - SIGCOMM '07

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhandarkar, S., Reddy, A., Zhang, Y., & Loguinov, D.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Bhandarkar, Sumitha||Reddy, AL Narasimha||Zhang, Yueping||Loguinov, Dimitri

editor list (cited editors)

  • Murai, J., & Cho, K.

publication date

  • January 2007