Measurement of packet processing time of an Internet host using asynchronous packet capture at the data-link layer

Khondaker M. Salehin, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

As transmission speeds increase faster than processing speeds, the packet processing time (PPT) of a host (i.e., workstation) is becoming more significant in the measurement of different network parameters, in which packet processing by the host is involved. The PPT of a host is the time elapsed between the arrival of a packet at the data-link layer and the time the packet is processed at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack (RFCs 2679 and 2681). In this paper, we propose a methodology to measure the PPT of a host using Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet and a specialized packet-capture card that does not require synchronization between the host under test and the packet-capture card. We tested the proposed methodology on two hosts with different specifications. The experimental results show that the proposed methodology consistently measures PPT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2550-2554
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467331227
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 13 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period6/9/136/13/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Active measurement
  • clock synchronization
  • local area network
  • packet processing time

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement of packet processing time of an Internet host using asynchronous packet capture at the data-link layer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this