CHOKeR: A novel AQM algorithm with proportional bandwidth allocation and TCP protection

Lingyun Lu, Haifeng Du, Ren Ping Liu

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Although differentiated services (DiffServ) networks have been well discussed in the past several years, a conventional Active Queue Management (AQM) algorithm still cannot provide low-complexity and cost-effective differentiated bandwidth allocation in DiffServ. In this paper, a novel AQM scheme called CHOKeR is designed to protect TCP flows effectively. We adopt a method from CHOKeW to draw multiple packets randomly from the output buffer. CHOKeR enhances the drawing factor by using a multistep increase and single-step decrease (MISD) mechanism. In order to explain the features of CHOKeR, an analytical model is used, followed by extensive simulations to evaluate the performance of CHOKeR. The analytical model and simulation results demonstrate that CHOKeR achieves proportional bandwidth allocation between different priority levels, fairness guarantee among equal priority flows, and protection of TCP against high-speed unresponsive flows when network congestion occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6579777
Pages (from-to)637-644
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Active Queue Management (AQM)
  • CHOKe
  • differentiated services (DiffServ)
  • fairness
  • quality of service (QoS)


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