Most transport protocols that are currently used have been designed when the networking technology was still very poor. Their only requirement was to stream data between two computing equipments connected to a network of slow links. Since that period, the networking technology has radically evolved, mainly at the speed point of view. But the achievable end-to-end throughputs are often an order of magnitude lower than the bandwidth these networks provide: the popular transport protocols can be blamed for a severe lack of performance. The scope of this thesis is to analyze the transport protocols at the performance point of view. The first step will consist of the explanation of this lack of end-to-end throughput. And the second one will be the presentation of the actually proposed solutions, with an analysis of their merits.
|Date of Award||1990|
|Supervisor||Philippe Van Bastelaer (Supervisor)|