Internet research needs better models

  title={Internet research needs better models},
  author={Sally Floyd and Eddie Kohler},
  journal={Computer Communication Review},
Networking researchers work from mental models of the Internet’s important properties. The scenarios used in simulations and experiments reveal aspects of these mental models (including our own), often including one or more of the following implicit assumptions: Flows live for a long time and transfer a lot of data. Simple topologies, like a “dumbbell” topology with one congested link, are sufficient to study many traffic properties. Flows on the congested link share a small range of round-trip… CONTINUE READING
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