The Ethernet capture effect: analysis and solution

  title={The Ethernet capture effect: analysis and solution},
  author={K. Ramakrishnan and Henry Yang},
  journal={Proceedings of 19th Conference on Local Computer Networks},
  • K. Ramakrishnan, Henry Yang
  • Published 1994
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of 19th Conference on Local Computer Networks
  • We analyze the behavior of the Ethernet in networks with a small number of active stations, and describe what is known as the Ethernet capture effect. Where a station transmits consecutive packets exclusively for a prolonged period despite other stations contending for access. The capture effect causes transient unfairness, which results in substantial performance degradation. We report measurements using TCP/IP that show the performance degradation. A solution is proposed that effectively… CONTINUE READING
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