Paper review: <End-to-End Packet Delay and Loss Behavior in the Internet>
Reviewer: <Jason Oh>
- This paper attempts to understand the packet delay and loss behavior in the Internet.
- 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.
- He concentrates on phase plots of round trip times. One analysis that results is the phenomenon of probe compression.
- Critique the main contribution
- I think this paper has a significance of 4. Although he uses as previously established method, he applies it in a new way to analyse the end-to-end characteristics of the Internet.
- The author justifies the methadology by citing Schulzrinne's paper. He uses analyses of large amounts of data to draw his conclusions, and derives several equations to model packet delay.