How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow

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Abstract

Despite the end of the Internet bubble, operators continue to increase the capacity of their networks. The question now rises whether these improvements still result in faster communications, or whether most flows are limited by other aspects. In order to answer this question, actual network traffic needs to be analyzed. Therefore, in this paper methods are proposed to identify the factors that limit the speed of TCP flows. Three main categories will be distinguished: the network, the TCP buffers and the application layer. Our proposed methods have been tested on real traces; in many cases it turned out that the network was not the limiting factor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON)
EditorsE. Al-Shaer, Aiko Pras, N. Brownlee
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE
Pages17-24
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0145-3
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Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2006
Event4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services, E2EMON 2006 - Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 Apr 20063 Apr 2006
Conference number: 4
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Conference4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services, E2EMON 2006
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CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period3/04/063/04/06
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  • EWI-2747
  • IR-62871
  • METIS-238009

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Timmer, M., de Boer, P-T., & Pras, A. (2006). How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow. In E. Al-Shaer, A. Pras, & N. Brownlee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON) (pp. 17-24). Piscataway: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/E2EMON.2006.1651275
Timmer, Mark ; de Boer, Pieter-Tjerk ; Pras, Aiko . / How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON). editor / E. Al-Shaer ; Aiko Pras ; N. Brownlee. Piscataway : IEEE, 2006. pp. 17-24
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Timmer, M, de Boer, P-T & Pras, A 2006, How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow. in E Al-Shaer, A Pras & N Brownlee (eds), Proceedings of the 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON). IEEE, Piscataway, pp. 17-24, 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services, E2EMON 2006, Vancouver, Canada, 3/04/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/E2EMON.2006.1651275

How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow. / Timmer, Mark; de Boer, Pieter-Tjerk; Pras, Aiko .

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Timmer M, de Boer P-T, Pras A. How to Identify the Speed Limiting Factor of a TCP Flow. In Al-Shaer E, Pras A, Brownlee N, editors, Proceedings of the 4th IEEE/IFIP Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Techniques and Services (E2EMON). Piscataway: IEEE. 2006. p. 17-24 https://doi.org/10.1109/E2EMON.2006.1651275