Buffer Sizing for Mixed TCP and UDP Traffic
A packet switched networks consist of TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) traffic. In recent years most of the internet traffic is open loop traffic i.e., UDP. The increase in streaming services like music, movies, video games and VOIP have in-turn increased the UDP traffic in a packet-switched network. A router is a device which forwards packets between source and the destination. The buffer is a small storage space which will store the incoming packets during the Transmission. The buffer size in routers plays a vital role in transmitting packets from source to destination.