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Modeling queuing dynamics of TCP: a simple model and its empirical validation.

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Author(s)

Daniel I. Genin, Anastase Nakassis

Abstract

Understanding queuing dynamics of TCP is important for correct router buffer sizing as well as for optimizing the performance of the TCP protocol itself. However, modeling of buffer content dynamics under TCP has received relatively little attention given its importance. Commonly used queuing models are based on overly simplistic assumptions about the packet arrival process. As a consequence, there are no quantitatively accurate closed loop TCP models capable of predicting performance even for a single link shared by multiple flows. Our present paper aims to close this gap by proposing a simple TCP queuing model, which is based on experimental observations and validated by extensive packet level simulations.
Citation
IEEE Communications Letters

Keywords

TCP, queuing, modeling, validation

Citation

Genin, D. and Nakassis, A. (2011), Modeling queuing dynamics of TCP: a simple model and its empirical validation., IEEE Communications Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907891 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created May 6, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017