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Preserving bandwidth using a lazy packet discard policy in ATM networks
Author(s): Azer Bestavros; Gitae Kim
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we introduce Lazy Packet Discard (LPD), an AAL-level enhancement that improves effective throughput, reduces response time, and minimizes wasted bandwidth for TCP/IP over ATM. In contrast to the SCD and EPD policies, LPD delays as much as possible the removal from the network of cells belonging to a partially communicated packet. LPD preserves network bandwidth by keeping such cells alive and by ensuring that additional cells, obtained through Reed- Solomon block coding at the sender's AAL, are eventually transmitted to salvage the packet in question. We outline the implementation of LPD and show the performance advantage of TCP/LPD, compared to plain TCP and TCP/EPD through analysis and simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3841, Performance and Control of Network Systems III, (18 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360380
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Azer Bestavros, Boston Univ. (United States)
Gitae Kim, Telcordia Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3841:
Performance and Control of Network Systems III
Robert D. van der Mei; Daniel P. Heyman, Editor(s)

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