Patent Number: 8,824,281

Title: Network-friendly transmission control protocol (TCP) methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture

Abstract: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to route policy requests are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes sending bandwidth probe packets at a probing rate, receiving a packet containing an indication representative of whether the probe packets triggered congestion, and selecting a transmission rate for sending data packets based on the probing rate and the indication.

Inventors: Ramakrishnan; Kadangode K. (Berkeley Heights, NJ), Arumaithurai; Mayutan (Goettingen, DE), Fu; Xiaoming (Goettingen, DE)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: H04L 1/00 (20060101); H04J 3/16 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018