Paper #25

We present an objective definition of goodput at the transport layer, and show that optimizing this goodput function has exponential complexity in the general case. We then present a set of simple online packet dropping algorithms that can be used at the sender side in order to approximate the optimum within a bounded ratio, and show that our goodput control mechanisms improve the application level reception quality for the flow.
 Last revised: Weds Jun 27 20:56:29 EDT 2000