Preparation for Bufferbloat recitation

Read both the paper by Jim Gettys and the paper by Mark Allman (it will be helpful to read Gettys' paper before Allman's, as it contains some background information about TCP). Both of these papers study the same topic---bufferbloat---but draw different conclusions.

As you read, you should come to understand some basic facts about bufferbloat:

You can also check out Question 8 from the 2014 quiz (solutions).

As you read, think about the following:

Question for Recitation

Before you come to this recitation, write up (on paper) a brief answer to the following (really—we don't need more than a couple sentences for each question). If your TA has requested that you email your answer to them, you may do that instead, but it should still be handed in before your recitation begins.

Your answers to these questions should be in your own words, not direct quotations from the paper.

As always, there are multiple correct answers for each of these questions.