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TCP-Friendly Rate Control

TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC) is a congestion control mechanism designed for unicast flows operating in an Internet environment and competing with TCP traffic. It is designed for applications that use a fixed packet size, and vary their sending rate in packets per second in response to congestion. TFRC is a receiver-based mechanism, with the calculation of the congestion control information (i.e., the loss event rate) in the data receiver rather in the data sender. This is well-suited to an application where the sender is a large server handling many concurrent connections, and the receiver has more memory and CPU cycles available for computation. [Adapted from RFC 3448 - TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification]






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