Journal article Open Access

Measuring ECN++: Good News for ++, Bad News for ECN over Mobile

Mandalari, Anna Maria; Lutu, Andra; Briscoe, Bob; Bagnulo, Marcelo; Alay, Ozgu


MARC21 XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<record xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/MARC21/slim">
  <leader>00000nam##2200000uu#4500</leader>
  <datafield tag="041" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">eng</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Measurements</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Testbeds</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">ECN</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">TCP</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <controlfield tag="005">20200120172403.0</controlfield>
  <controlfield tag="001">2551599</controlfield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Simula Research Laboratory, Norway</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Lutu, Andra</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Simula Research Laboratory, Norway</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Briscoe, Bob</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Bagnulo, Marcelo</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Simula Research Laboratory, Norway</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Alay, Ozgu</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="856" ind1="4" ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="s">213630</subfield>
    <subfield code="z">md5:e8872f57bc0e57df29892b609396dca1</subfield>
    <subfield code="u">https://zenodo.org/record/2551599/files/ecncommag_2017.pdf</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="542" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="l">open</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="260" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">2018-03-15</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="909" ind1="C" ind2="O">
    <subfield code="p">openaire</subfield>
    <subfield code="p">user-h2020_monroe</subfield>
    <subfield code="o">oai:zenodo.org:2551599</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="909" ind1="C" ind2="4">
    <subfield code="c">180 - 186</subfield>
    <subfield code="n">3</subfield>
    <subfield code="p">IEEE Communications Magazine</subfield>
    <subfield code="v">56</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="100" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Mandalari, Anna Maria</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="245" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Measuring ECN++: Good News for ++, Bad News for ECN over Mobile</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">user-h2020_monroe</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="536" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">644399</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="536" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">688421</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Measurement and Architecture for a Middleboxed Internet</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="536" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">607728</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Measurement for Europe: Training and Research for Internet Communications Science</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="540" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="650" ind1="1" ind2="7">
    <subfield code="a">cc-by</subfield>
    <subfield code="2">opendefinition.org</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="520" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">&lt;p&gt;After ECN was first added to IP in 2001, it was hit by a succession of deployment problems. Studies in recent years have concluded that path traversal of ECN has become close to universal. In this article, we test whether the performance enhancement called ECN++ will face a similar deployment struggle as did base ECN. For this, we assess the feasibility of ECN++ deployment over mobile as well as fixed networks. In the process, we discover bad news for the base ECN protocol: contrary to accepted beliefs, more than half the mobile carriers we tested wipe the ECN field at the first upstream hop. All packets still get through, and congestion control still functions, just without the benefits of ECN. This throws into question whether previous studies used representative vantage points. This article also reports the good news that, wherever ECN gets through, we found no deployment problems for the &amp;quot;++&amp;quot; enhancement to ECN. The article includes the results of other in-depth tests that check whether servers that claim to support ECN actually respond correctly to explicit congestion feedback. Those interested can access the raw measurement data online.&lt;/p&gt;</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="024" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">10.1109/MCOM.2018.1700739</subfield>
    <subfield code="2">doi</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">publication</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">article</subfield>
  </datafield>
</record>
43
115
views
downloads
Views 43
Downloads 115
Data volume 24.6 MB
Unique views 41
Unique downloads 112

Share

Cite as