Performance Benefits of Avoiding Head-of-Line Blocking in SCTP

@article{Grinnemo2005PerformanceBO,
  title={Performance Benefits of Avoiding Head-of-Line Blocking in SCTP},
  author={Karl-Johan Grinnemo and Torbjorn Andersson and Anna Brunstrom},
  journal={Joint International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems and International Conference on Networking and Services - (icas-isns'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={44-44}
}
Mitigating the effects of head-of-line blocking (HoLB) was one of the major reasons the IETF SIGTRAN working group developed SCTP, a new transport protocol for PSTN signaling traffic, in the first place. However, studies of the impact of HoLB blocking on TCP and SCTP have given ambiguous results as to whether HoLB has, in fact, any significantly deteriorating effect on transmission delay. To this end, we have carried out a detailed experimental study on the quantitative effects of HoLB. Our… CONTINUE READING
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