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TCP Protocol: Slow Start

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In the last post we explained the basic idea of using sequence and acknowledgement numbers to track how many bytes were sent and received. We also has encountered the term “slow start” and elaborated how TCP uses this concept on the server to send few segments of data to the receiver instead of sending┬áthe full receive window (RWIN) of the receiver and congest the path between them.┬áToday, we will try to dive into slow start and, as every previous post, relate the theoretical part with a real capture file. Have you ever wondered, why the first few seconds of any …

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