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ATM cell delay and loss for best-effort TCP in the presence of isochronous traffic

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2 Author(s)
C. E. Bagwell ; Networking Tech. Center, Mitre Corp., McLean, VA, USA ; J. N. Daigle

The paper reports the findings of a simulation studying the queueing behavior of “best-effort” traffic in the presence of constant-bit-rate (CBR) and variable bit-rate (VBR) isochronous traffic. In the study, best-effort traffic refers to ATM cells that support communication between host end systems executing various applications and exchanging information using TCP/IP. The performance measures considered are TCP cell loss, TCP packet loss, mean cell queueing delay, and mean cell queue length. The simulation results show that, under certain conditions, best-effort TCP traffic may experience as much as 2% cell loss. The results also show that the probability of cell and packet loss decreases logarithmically with increased buffer size

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INFOCOM '94. Networking for Global Communications., 13th Proceedings IEEE

Date of Conference:

12-16 Jun 1994