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MOD_CC(4)              FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual              MOD_CC(4)

     mod_cc - Modular congestion control

     The modular congestion control framework allows the TCP implementation to
     dynamically change the congestion control algorithm used by new and
     existing connections.  Algorithms are identified by a unique ascii(7)
     name.  Algorithm modules can be compiled into the kernel or loaded as
     kernel modules using the kld(4) facility.

     The default algorithm is NewReno, and all connections use the default
     unless explicitly overridden using the TCP_CONGESTION socket option (see
     tcp(4) for details).  The default can be changed using a sysctl(3) MIB
     variable detailed in the MIB Variables section below.

MIB Variables
     The framework exposes the following variables in the
     branch of the sysctl(3) MIB:

     available      Read-only list of currently available congestion control
                    algorithms by name.

     algorithm      Returns the current default congestion control algorithm
                    when read, and changes the default when set.  When
                    attempting to change the default algorithm, this variable
                    should be set to one of the names listed by the
           MIB variable.

     cc_chd(4), cc_cubic(4), cc_hd(4), cc_htcp(4), cc_newreno(4), cc_vegas(4),
     tcp(4), mod_cc(9)

     Development and testing of this software were made possible in part by
     grants from the FreeBSD Foundation and Cisco University Research Program
     Fund at Community Foundation Silicon Valley.

     The mod_cc modular congestion control framework first appeared in
     FreeBSD 9.0.

     The framework was first released in 2007 by James Healy and Lawrence
     Stewart whilst working on the NewTCP research project at Swinburne
     University of Technology's Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures,
     Melbourne, Australia, which was made possible in part by a grant from the
     Cisco University Research Program Fund at Community Foundation Silicon
     Valley.  More details are available at:

     The mod_cc facility was written by Lawrence Stewart
     <>, James Healy <> and David Hayes

     This manual page was written by David Hayes <> and
     Lawrence Stewart <>.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE       September 15, 2011       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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