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Quantifying Head-of-Line Blocking in TCP and SCTP

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Authors Michael Scharf , Sebastian Kiesel
Last updated 2014-01-16 (Latest revision 2013-07-15)
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In order to quantify the impact of head-of-line blocking on application latencies, this memo provides simple analytical models for a "back of the envelop" estimation of the delay impact for reliable transport over a single TCP connection, multiple TCP connections, multiple SCTP streams, and unordered transport.


Michael Scharf
Sebastian Kiesel

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