A critique of recently proposed buffer-sizing strategies.

VuBrugie, G. and Stanojević, R.S. and Leith, Douglas J. and Shorten, Robert N. (2007) A critique of recently proposed buffer-sizing strategies. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 0146-4833

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Internet router buffers are used to accommodate packets that arrive in bursts and to maintain high utilization of the egress link. Such buffers can lead to large queueing delays. Recently, several papers have suggested that it may, under general circumstances, be possible to achieve high utilisation with small network buffers. In this paper we review these recommendations. Serious issues are reported that question the utility of these recommendations.

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Additional Information: © ACM, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, {VOL. 37, ISS. 1, 2007} http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1198255.1198262".
Keywords: Link utilisation; Buffer provisioning; TCP; Computer-communication networks; Network operations; Management; Measurement; Performance; TCP; Hamilton Institute.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1734
Identification Number: 10.1145/1198255.1198262
Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 15:43
Journal or Publication Title: ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland grants 00/PI.1/C067, 04/IN3/I460.

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