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In the slow start phase of the TCP congestion algorithm, the size of the congestion window:

  1. does not increase

  2. increase linearly

  3. increases quadratically

  4. increases exponentially

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In Slow start phase, window size increases by 1 MSS for each received acknowledgement and at the end of RTT, window size increases exponentially. 
So, (D) is correct option!

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Increase is exponential in the Slow Start Phase.

Answer is option D.

by Boss (30.8k points)
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1*2 = 2

2*2 = 4

4*2 = 8 , why don't we read it as linear growth?
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by Loyal (5.2k points)
+5 votes
In slow start cwind size increases exponentially & In Congestion avoidance cwind size increases Linearly.
by Active (1.1k points)

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