Packet-pair sizing for controlling packet dispersion on wired heterogeneous networks

Khondaker M. Salehin, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

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Abstract

The packet-pair structure is a widely used probing technique for measuring link capacity over network paths. In packet-pair probing, the probe-gap value at the link of interest (e.g., the link with the smallest capacity or any link along a path) is determined for link-capacity measurement, which can be affected if dispersion (i.e., separation) of the packet pair is created by the heterogeneous link capacities and cross traffic over an end-to-end path. In this paper, we present an analytical model concerning the effect of heterogeneous link capacities and cross traffic on the packet-pair structure over a multiple-hop path, and define the constraints on the packet sizing for accurate end-link (i.e., the link connected to the destination node of an end-to-end path) capacity measurement. We test the model through numerical evaluations and experimentally, on end-to-end paths with heterogeneous links and different cross traffic loads. The experiments are performed on a testbed and in the Internet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2013
Pages1031-1035
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2013Jan 31 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2013

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period1/28/131/31/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

Keywords

  • Active probing
  • analytical model
  • link capacity
  • packet pair
  • packet sizing

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