[Tmrg] Total number of TCP modifications (variants)?

v13 at v13.gr (Stefanos Harhalakis) Wed, 17 February 2010 17:14 UTC

From: v13 at v13.gr (Stefanos Harhalakis)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:14:30 +0200
Subject: [Tmrg] Total number of TCP modifications (variants)?
Message-ID: <201002171914.30671.v13@v13.gr>

Hello,

On Wednesday 17 of February 2010, Aleksandar Milenkoski wrote:
> First of all, thank you for the prompt answers for my previous question.
> What bothers me now is, does anyone has an idea which is the total (or
>  approx. total) number of so-far published TCP modifications (like Reno,
>  Vegas..)? I did not manage to find any official TCP modification list.
> If anyone has some info about this problem, please inform me.

Linux kernel (as of 2.6.32) includes 13 congestion control algorithms. 
Wikipedia article [1] lists 22 including Vista's Compound-TCP. I'd guess that 
it's in the range of 22-28, but this isn't a much-informed guess.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_congestion_avoidance_algorithm