Warren's Ph.D Thesis
Welcome to the on-line version of my Ph.D thesis. Here is the title and
abstract of the thesis:
A Rate-Based Congestion Control for
Connectionless Packet-Switched Networks
The control of congestion in connectionless packet-switched wide-area
networks is a major problem, especially in such networks as the Internet,
which is experiencing an exponential growth in users and network traffic.
This thesis outlines a rate-based framework for congestion control in
these networks, examines the requirements of the framework, and describes
a number of control mechanisms which meet the framework's requirements.
The effectiveness of the framework in combatting congestion is
demonstrated by a series of simulation experiments, which also
compare the framework against traditional end-to-end congestion control
mechanisms. Experimental results indicate that rate-based congestion control
provides excellent congestion control. Moreover, a rate-based framework
achieves much better congestion control in these networks than traditional
PDF and HTML Versions
Here is the thesis in PDF format.
Here is the thesis in HTML format. This
was translated from LaTeX using latex2html. There are a few irregularities
with the translation.
The software used in this thesis is available at
There, you will find the following:
wkt_real.tar.gz: A full distribution of REAL 4.0, with
modifications as described in Chapter8.
Note that the modifications have only been verified
on machines running SunOS 3.5 and FreeBSD 2.x.
wkt_scenarios.tar.gz: The input scenario files which
were discussed in Chapter 9, and listed
in Appendix E. Please note the rider
at the beginning of Appendix E.
random_scenarios.tar.gz: The 500 randomly-generated scenario files
which were described in Chapter 10.
param_changes.tar.gz: A set of changes which were made to the
500 randomly-generated scenario files in order to obtain the
parameter results described in Chapter 11.
trump_spin.tar.gz: The input files to the Spin protocol verification
suite which were used to verify the TRUMP protocol, described
in Appendix B.
If you have any questions or comments, please email me at
Warren Toomey firstname.lastname@example.org