• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

TCP Delayed Window Update Mechanism for Fighting the Bufferbloat

Vol. 10, No.10, October 31, 2016
10.3837/tiis.2016.10.018, Download Paper (Free):


The existence of excessively large and too filled network buffers, known as bufferbloat, has recently gained attention as a major performance problem for delay-sensitive applications. Researchers have made three types of suggestions to solve the bufferbloat problem. One is End to End (E2E) congestion control, second is deployment of Active Queue Management (AQM) techniques and third is the combination of above two. However, these solutions either seem impractical or could not obtain good bandwidth utilization. In this paper, we propose a Transmission Control Protocol(TCP)delayed window update mechanism which uses a congestion detection approach to predict the congestion level of networks. When detecting the network congestion is coming, a delayed window update control strategy is adopted to maintain good protocol performance. If the network is non-congested, the mechanism stops work and congestion window is updated based on the original protocol. The simulation experiments are conducted on both high bandwidth and long delay scenario and low bandwidth and short delay scenario. Experiment results show that TCP delayed window update mechanism can effectively improve the performance of the original protocol, decreasing packet losses and queuing delay while guaranteeing transmission efficiency of the whole network. In addition, it can perform good fairness and TCP friendliness.


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[IEEE Style]
Min Wang and Lingyun Yuan, "TCP Delayed Window Update Mechanism for Fighting the Bufferbloat," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 4977-4996, 2016. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.10.018

[ACM Style]
Wang, M. and Yuan, L. 2016. TCP Delayed Window Update Mechanism for Fighting the Bufferbloat. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 10, 10, (2016), 4977-4996. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.10.018