Comments on Bufferbloat

TitleComments on Bufferbloat
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAllman, M.
Published inACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
Other Numbers3409

While there has been much buzz in the community about the large depth of queues throughout the Internet---the so-called "bufferbloat" problem---there has been little empirical understanding of the scope of the phenomenon. Yet, the supposed problem is being used as input to engineering decisions about the evolution of protocols. While we know from wide scale measurements that bufferbloat can happen, we have no empirically-based understanding of how often bufferbloat does happen. In this paper we use passive measurements to assess the bufferbloat phenomena.


This work was partially supported by funding provided to ICSI through National Science Foundation grant CNS-1213157. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors or originators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Bibliographic Notes

ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 30-37

Abbreviated Authors

M. Allman

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine