End-to-end congestion detection and avoidance in wide area networks

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/282192
Title:
End-to-end congestion detection and avoidance in wide area networks
Author:
Brakmo, Lawrence Sivert
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As human dependence on wide area networks like the Internet increases, so does contention for the network's resources. This contention has noticeably affected the performance of these networks, reducing their usability. This dissertation addresses this problem in two ways. First, it describes TCP Vegas, a new implementation of TCP that is distinguished from current TCP implementations by containing a new congestion detection and avoidance mechanism. This mechanism was designed to work in currently available wide area networks and achieves between 37% and 71% better throughput on the Internet, with one-fifth to one-half the losses, as compared to the current implementation of TCP. Second, it describes x-Sim, a network simulator based on the x-kernel, that is able to simulate the topologies and traffic patterns of large scale networks. The usefulness of the simulator to analyze and debug network components is illustrated throughout this dissertation.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Computer Science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Computer Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Peterson, Larry L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEnd-to-end congestion detection and avoidance in wide area networksen_US
dc.creatorBrakmo, Lawrence Siverten_US
dc.contributor.authorBrakmo, Lawrence Siverten_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs human dependence on wide area networks like the Internet increases, so does contention for the network's resources. This contention has noticeably affected the performance of these networks, reducing their usability. This dissertation addresses this problem in two ways. First, it describes TCP Vegas, a new implementation of TCP that is distinguished from current TCP implementations by containing a new congestion detection and avoidance mechanism. This mechanism was designed to work in currently available wide area networks and achieves between 37% and 71% better throughput on the Internet, with one-fifth to one-half the losses, as compared to the current implementation of TCP. Second, it describes x-Sim, a network simulator based on the x-kernel, that is able to simulate the topologies and traffic patterns of large scale networks. The usefulness of the simulator to analyze and debug network components is illustrated throughout this dissertation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectComputer Science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPeterson, Larry L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9713446en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34463008en_US
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