A Simple Estimation Scheme for Upper Bound of Link Utilization Based on RTT Measurement
Source: Cyber Journals
This paper proposes a scheme based on Round-Trip Time (RTT) measurement to estimate the upper bound of link utilization. In conventional active measurement schemes, probe packets are temporarily transmitted at greater than the available bandwidth through the link under test to estimate its utilization rate. This degrades the quality of communication for existing traffic passing through the link. In the proposed scheme, two RTTs are measured from a source host to both end nodes of a targeted link to obtain their probability distribution functions; the bandwidth used by the probe packets is much smaller than that available.