Jain, R., Ramakrishnan, K. K., Chiu, D. M., "Congestion Avoidance Scheme For Computer Networks,"US Patent No. 5,377,327, Issued December 27, 1994, Filed January 21, 1994, Assigned to Digital Equipment Corporation.


Method and apparatus for operating a digital communication network to avoid congestion by detecting load conditions at the routers exceeding their knee capacities, flagging information packets associated with those streams of traffic accounting for more than their fair share of throughput at such overloaded routers, and reducing at the end systems the throughput of those streams of traffic for which more than a predetermined fraction of information packets received by the end systems are flagged.

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