R. Jain, K. K. Ramakrishnan, D. M. Chiu, "System for avoiding network congestion by distributing router resources equally among users and forwarding a flag to those users utilize more than their fair share,"US Patent No. 5,491,801, Issued February 13, 1996, Filed August 23, 1994, Assigned to Digital Equipment Corp.


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

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