Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark.

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert.

Abstract

As broadband Internet grows in popularity, it is important to determine if improvements can be made to broadband hardware and TCP. Motorola captured three hours of traffic from a cable network, which we analyzed to identify trends that may lead to optimizations in Motorola's hardware. We found that TCP-SACK provides a performance increase and recommend its further deployment. We also found that peer-to-peer applications account for a large portion of Internet traffic and suggest measures that may be taken to address this change.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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