Performance evaluation of TCP connections in ideal and non-ideal network environments
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TCP; network; wireless networks; performance evaluation; modeling; Computer Science, Information Systems; Engineering, Electrical &; Electronic; Telecommunications
In this paper, we study the performance of TCP in both ideal and non-ideal network environments. For the ideal environments, we develop a simple analytical model for the throughput and transfer time of TCP as a function of the file size and TCP parameters. Our simulation measurements demonstrate that this model can accurately predict the throughput for ideal TCP connections characterized by no packet loss due to congestion or bit errors. If these ideal conditions are not met, the model gives an upper bound for throughput and lower bound for transfer time. For the non-ideal environments, we concentrate on wireless links. While our ideal model provides an easy to use tool to calculate bounds on the performance of all TCP implementations in such environments, we also show through simulation the relative performance of four well-known TCP implementations. We also present simulation results that demonstrate the dominant factors affecting the performance of wireless TCP. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
"Performance evaluation of TCP connections in ideal and non-ideal network environments" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7984.