AuthorsA. Petlund, K. Evensen, C. Griwodz and P. Halvorsen
EditorsC. Griwodz and L. Wolf
TitleTCP Enhancements for Interactive Thin-Stream Applications
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2008
Conference NameNetwork and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2008)
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number978-1-60588-157-6

TCP is frequently used for interactive multimedia applications like online games and voice-over-IP (VoIP) due to firewall issues and fairness considerations. However, traffic analysis shows that these streams usually have small packets and a low packet rate, and that in case of loss, severe latency penalties occur for all existing TCP variations in Linux. In this demonstration, we show how small, efficient TCP enhancements greatly improve the perceived quality of such low latency, interactive applications.


short paper and demo

Citation KeySimula.ND.112