Sonia Fahmy, Raj Jain, Rohit Goyal and Bobby Vandalore, "ABR Engineering: Roles and Guidelines for Setting ABR Parameters," Submitted to the Journal of Computer Networks, February 1999.


This paper discusses the role of parameters negotiated and used for flow control in the ATM ABR service, and gives guidelines for setting each parameter. The effect of the speed of the links on the path from the source to the destination, and the round trip time of the connection, on the ABR parameter values is discussed. We also give simulation results to illustrate the effect of various parameter values on the performance of the ABR connection, in terms of both throughput and queue lengths.

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See also:
ABR Flow Control for Multipoint Connrections
Design and Evaluation of Feedback Cosolidation for ABR Point-to-Multipoint
Fairness for ABR Multipoint-to-point Connections
Fairness for ABR multipoint-to-point connections
Feedback Consolidation Algorithms for ABR Point-to-Multipoint Connections
On Determining the Fair Bandwidth Share for ABR Connections in ATM Networks
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