Paper review: <End-to-End Packet Delay and Loss Behavior in the Internet>

Reviewer: <Jason Oh>

  1. This paper attempts to understand the packet delay and loss behavior in the Internet.
  2. The main contribution of this paper is a new analysis of end-to-end packet delay and loss behavior. The author considers these problems important research areas to try to characterise the Internet's performance. This paper uses the previously published method of using a UDP echo tool, but uses it to analyse the end-to-end characteristics, over different time scales, of connections over the Internet. His results apparently confirm som other researchers' hypotheses.
  3. He concentrates on phase plots of round trip times. One analysis that results is the phenomenon of probe compression.
  4. Critique the main contribution