Some articles on congestion, congestion avoidance:
... The final main aspect of TCP is congestion control ... to achieve high performance and avoid congestion collapse, where network performance can fall by several orders of magnitude ... This is more generally referred to as congestion control and/or network congestion avoidance ...
... To avoid congestion collapse, TCP uses a multi-faceted congestion control strategy ... For each connection, TCP maintains a congestion window, limiting the total number of unacknowledged packets that may be in transit end-to-end ... TCP uses a mechanism called slow start to increase the congestion window after a connection is initialized and after a timeout ...
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