cc.pdf, p.9 third paragraph of Network Model :
... The name "max-min" comes from the idea that is is forbidden to decrease the share of sources that have small values, thus, in some sense, we give priority to flows with small values.
But by definition of max-min fairness, an increase of any rate is a the cost of a decrease of an already smaller one.
To me, theses two sentences seem contradictory and from the definition, I don't see why it would be forbidden to decrease a small rate. I agree that it would not be fair to further decrease an already small rate, but I don't see anything in the definition that would prevent it.
Posted by René Giller on Wednesday 31 January 2007 at 17:37