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In a packet network, the terms “bandwidth” or “throughput” often characterize the amount of data that the network can transfer per unit of time. Bandwidth estimation is of interest to users wishing to optimize end-to-end transport performance, overlay network routing, and peer-to-peer file distribution. Techniques for accurate bandwidth estimation are also(More)
The popular press often extolls packet networks as much more efficient than switched voice networks in utilizing transmission lines. This impression is reinforced by the delays experienced on the Internet and the famous graphs for traffic patterns through the major exchange points on the Internet, which suggest that networks are running at full capacity.(More)
The authors examine one aspect of connection management currently receiving attention: dynamic, location-independent addressing. They offer a proposed clarification of relevant terminology, outline the location transparency problem, and explore both existing and potential approaches to its implementation. Underlying the exploration is the fundamental(More)
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