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Method to Prevent TCP Bandwidth Abuse

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026357D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This publication proposes a solution to detect and fix a misbehaving TCP implementation/client that is trying to get more than its fair share of bandwidth by artificially acknowledging unreceived packets in order to advance the senders window and thus obtain better bandwidth. This invention relies on the RTT estimate to detect if the receiver is misbehaving and if so proposes a solution to punish the misbehaving client.