On queue provisioning, network efficiency and the Transmission Control Protocol

Shorten, Robert N. and Leith, Douglas J. (2007) On queue provisioning, network efficiency and the Transmission Control Protocol. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 15 (4). pp. 866-877. ISSN 1063-6692

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In this paper we propose a sender side modification to TCP to accommodate small network buffers. We exploit the fact that the manner in which network buffers are provisioned is intimately related to the manner in which TCP operates. However, rather than designing buffers to accommodate the TCP AIMD algorithm, as is the traditional approach in network design, we suggest simple modifications to the AIMD algorithm to accommodate buffers of any size in the network. We demonstrate that networks with small buffers can be designed that transport TCP traffic in an efficient manner while retaining fairness and friendliness with standard TCP traffic.

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Keywords: Buffer storage; Telecommunication congestion control; Telecommunication traffic; Transport protocols; AIMD; TCP; Buffer sizing; TCP AIMD algorithm; Network buffers; Network design; Network efficiency; Queue provisioning; Sender side modification; Transmission control protocol; Hamilton Institute.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1680
Identification Number: 10.1109/TNET.2007.893879
Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 16:51
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Refereed: Yes

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