R. Jain, K. K. Ramakrishnan, D. M. Chiu, "System for setting congestion avoidance flag at intermediate node to reduce rates of transmission on selected end systems which utilizing above their allocated fair shares,"US Patent No. 5,675,742, Issued October 7, 1997, Filed June 26, 1995, 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, and flagging information packets associated with those streams of traffic accounting for more than their fair share of throughput at such overloaded stations.

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Avoiding congestion system for reducing traffic load on selected end systems

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