We study the performance of Selective Acknowledgments with TCP over the ATM-UBR service category. We examine various UBR drop policies, TCP mechanisms and network configurations to recommend optimal parameters for TCP over UBR. We discuss various TCP congestion control mechanisms compare their performance for LAN and WAN networks. We describe the effect of satellite delays on TCP performance over UBR and present simulation results for LAN, WAN and satellite networks. SACK TCP improves the performance of TCP over UBR, especially for large delay networks. Intelligent drop policies at the switches are an important factor for good performance in local area networks.
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