Network protocols

Protocols used in networking such as TCP or IP.

Conference paper
Proceedings of IEEE/ICC Conference

This paper looks at a mechanism related to Explicit Congestion Notification. It uses a single bit in the IP header to communicate the congestion at each hop in the path. Statistical estimators are used to work out the accuracy of the congestion estimation.

Paper review
Rethinking End-to-End Congestion Control in Software-Defined Networks
Authors: 
Monia Ghobadi, Soheil Hassas Yeganeh and Yashar Ganjali
Published: 
HotNets

The central suggestion is that centrally controlled SDN networks are in a position to choose which version of TCP will work best. OpenTCP tunes TCP for traffic and network conditions. Different TCP flavours perform better at different times or in different conditions e.g. datacentre TCP (DCTCP).

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