A critique of recently proposed buffer-sizing strategies.
VuBrugie, G. and Stanojević, R.S. and Leith, D. J. and Shorten, R.N. (2007) A critique of recently proposed buffer-sizing strategies. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 37 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 0146-4833
Internet router buffers are used to accommodate packets that arrive in bursts and to maintain high utilization of the egress link. Such buffers can lead to large queueing delays. Recently, several papers have suggested that it may, under general circumstances, be possible to achieve high utilisation with small network buffers. In this paper we review these recommendations. Serious issues are reported that question the utility of these recommendations.
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