Experiment in latency reduction

Joseph D. Touch, David J. Farber

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Communication latency can be reduced by increasing bandwidth via a sender-based anticipation technique called Parallel Communication. Here we apply this method to anonymous FTP. Our analysis of log files indicates that latency can be reduced to 2 round-trip times, as small as 0.6 round-trip time/file, for a 7× increase in bandwidth. This technique applies to up to 95% of the FTP traffic. This method is expected to be especially useful in reducing latency in automated FTP access, such as in the World-WideWorld-Wide Web.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM'94. Part 2 (of 3) - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: 1994 Jun 121994 Jun 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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