A location information server for the internet

Alan Henry David Miller*

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Abstract

Congestion is a major Internet problem. TCP accordingly employs congestion avoidance algorithms, which effectively limit the bandwidth available to a connection. Unfortunately, the assumptions against which these algorithms were formulated - low bandwidth, and bulk data transfers - are no longer valid. The combination of increasing bandwidth and short web transfers means that TCP traffic does not obtain a fair share of available bandwidth. Alternative techniques that predict a fairer starting window size for a TCP connection are presented and evaluated. It is further shown that minor modifications to TCP allow these predictions to be used to set start up control variables, and thereby increase the correlation betweep the bandwidth used by a connection and the level of congestion on its network path. These techniques are based on the use of a Location Information Server (LIS). The design, implementation and evaluation of an LIS is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 9th IEEE international conference on computer communications and networks (ICCCN 2000)
Subtitle of host publication16-18 October 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada
EditorsTon Engbersen, E. K. Park
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages226-231
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780780364943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event9th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2000 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 200018 Oct 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings international conference on computer communications and networks (ICCCN)
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period16/10/0018/10/00

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