TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes

Jay Chen, Janardhan Iyengar, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Bryan Ford

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Abstract

Many network links in developing regions operate in the sub-packet regime, an environment where the typical per-flow throughput is less than 1 packet per round-trip time. TCP and other common congestion control protocols break down in the sub-packet regime, resulting in severe unfairness, high packet loss rates, and flow silences due to repetitive time-outs. To understand TCP's behavior in this regime, we propose a model particularly tailored to high packet loss-rates and relatively small congestion window sizes. We validate the model under a variety of network conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Pages157-158
Number of pages2
Volume39
Edition1 SPEC. ISSUE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'11 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2011Jun 11 2011

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Other2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'11
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/7/116/11/11

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Keywords

  • Congestion control
  • Low bandwidth networks
  • TCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Chen, J., Iyengar, J., Subramanian, L., & Ford, B. (2011). TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes. In SIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (1 SPEC. ISSUE ed., Vol. 39, pp. 157-158) https://doi.org/10.1145/2007116.2007135

TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes. / Chen, Jay; Iyengar, Janardhan; Subramanian, Lakshminarayanan; Ford, Bryan.

SIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems. Vol. 39 1 SPEC. ISSUE. ed. 2011. p. 157-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chen, J, Iyengar, J, Subramanian, L & Ford, B 2011, TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes. in SIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems. 1 SPEC. ISSUE edn, vol. 39, pp. 157-158, 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS'11, San Jose, CA, United States, 6/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/2007116.2007135
Chen J, Iyengar J, Subramanian L, Ford B. TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes. In SIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems. 1 SPEC. ISSUE ed. Vol. 39. 2011. p. 157-158 https://doi.org/10.1145/2007116.2007135
Chen, Jay ; Iyengar, Janardhan ; Subramanian, Lakshminarayanan ; Ford, Bryan. / TCP behavior in sub-packet regimes. SIGMETRICS'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems. Vol. 39 1 SPEC. ISSUE. ed. 2011. pp. 157-158
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