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I have a good understanding of slow-start phase, namely how it only lets a few packets send at first, however this amount increments until the max is found in order to avoid congestion.

For the graph below however, how do I identify when the slow-start phase ends? I'm assuming it starts right in the begining at 0 seconds, which is when the connection would be established. I'm going to guess that the slow-start ends at 0.65 seconds? Which is when we only start seeing two dots (packets) on after another... Or rather would this just be because of congestion avoidance?

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asked 04 Feb '13, 09:56

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edited 04 Feb '13, 09:57


May I direct you to the following article?

http://packetlife.net/blog/2011/jul/5/tcp-slow-start/

It explains what you see in the TCP stream graph in a nice way.

Regards
Kurt

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answered 07 Feb '13, 17:28

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