Novel Approaches to End-to-End Packet Reordering Measurement

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Novel Approaches to End-to-End Packet Reordering Measurement
By providing the best-effort service, the Internet Protocol (IP) does not maintain the same order of packets sent out by a host. Therefore, due to the route change, parallelism inside a switch, and load-balancing schemes, IP packets can be received in an order different from the original one. Such packet reordering events could cause serious performance degradation in TCP and UDP applications. As a result, a number of measurement methods have recently been proposed to enable any Internet host to detect packet reordering from itself to another host. However, these methods have encountered a number of practical difficulties, such as rate-limiting and filtering imposed on ICMP and TCP SYN packets. Moreover, some of the methods cannot detect packet reordering in all scenarios. In this paper we present three new methods for end-to-end packet reordering measurement. Since these methods are based on the TCP data channel, the probing and response messages will not be affected by any interme...
Xiapu Luo, Rocky K. C. Chang
Added 26 Jun 2010
Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where IMC
Authors Xiapu Luo, Rocky K. C. Chang
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