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"Expected" packet loss under heavy network load in TCP cubic

Will loss in TCP (from congestion control) explain loss seen in other protocols, such as ICMP? Possibly. When there's congestion, any excess packets are dropped, whatever they carry (ignoring QoS ...
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Why does TCP sender drop rate 50% on lost-packets?

TCP adapts the receive window size when it detects congestion, ie. when packet loss occurs. There are several congestion algorithms, starting with the original Tahoe. An overview: https://en.wikipedia....
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