Web100: Extended TCP Instrumentation for Research, Education and Diagnosis

Date Added: Jan 2010
Format: PDF

TCP has become the dominant protocol for all network data transport because it presents a simple uniform data delivery service which is sufficient for most applications over all types of lower network layers. By its very nature, TCP's adaptation and retransmission strategies hide all of the details of the lower layers from the application. From example the only symptom of spurious packet loss is longer elapsed time and lower performance.