RD-TCP: Reorder Detecting TCP

Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Tomasz Radzik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Numerous studies have shown that packet reordering is common, especially in high speed networks where there is high degree of parallelism and different link speeds. Reordering of packets decreases the TCP performance of a network, mainly because it leads to overestimation of the congestion of the network. We consider wired networks with transmission that follows predominantly, but not necessarily exclusively, symmetric routing paths, and we analyze the performance of such networks when reordering of packets occurs. We propose an effective solution that could significantly improve the performance of the network when reordering of packets occurs. We report results of our simulation experiments which support this claim. Our solution is based on enabling the senders to distinguished between dropped packets and reordered packets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications
Subtitle of host publication6th IEEE International Conference, HSNMC 2003, Estoril, Portugal, July 23-25, 2003. Proceedings
EditorsMário Marques Freire, Pascal Lorenz, Mike Myung-Ok Lee
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3540450764
ISBN (Print)3540405429, 978-3540405429
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2003
Event6th IEEE International Conference on High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communication (2003) - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jul 200325 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference6th IEEE International Conference on High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communication (2003)


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