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Computer Communications and Networks, International Conference on (1998)
Lafayette, Lousiana
Oct. 12, 1998 to Oct. 15, 1998
ISSN: 1095-2055
ISBN: 0-8186-9014-3
pp: 817
Amit Cohen , ECI Telecom Ltd.
Reuven Cohen , Technion
ABSTRACT
The paper proposes local and global optimization schemes for efficient TCP buffer allocation in an HTTP server. The proposed local optimization scheme dynamically adjusts the TCP send-buffer size to the connection and server characteristics. The global optimization scheme divides a certain amount of buffer space among all active TCP connections. These schemes are of increasing importance due to the large scale of connection characteristics. The schemes are compared to the static allocation policy employed by a typical HTTP server, and shown to achieve considerable improvement to server performance and better utilization of its resources. The schemes require only minor code changes and only at the server.
INDEX TERMS
HTTP, server performance, TCP send-buffer
CITATION

R. Cohen and A. Cohen, "A Dynamic Approach for Efficient TCP Buffer Allocation," Computer Communications and Networks, International Conference on(ICCCN), Lafayette, Lousiana, 1998, pp. 817.
doi:10.1109/ICCCN.1998.998848
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