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A measurement study of the interplay between application level restart and transport protocol

Reinecke, Philipp, van Moorsel, Aad and Wolter, Katinka 2005. A measurement study of the interplay between application level restart and transport protocol. Presented at: ISAS 2004: 1st International Service Availability Symposium, Munich, Germany, 13-14 May 2004. Published in: Malek, Miroslaw, Reitenspieß, Manfred and Kaiser, Jörg eds. Service Availability: First International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2004, Munich, Germany, May 13-14, 2004, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer, 86 -100. 10.1007/978-3-540-30225-4_7

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Abstract

Restart is an application-level mechanism to speed up the completion of tasks that are subject to failures or unpredictable delays. In this paper we investigate if restart can be beneficial for Internet applications. For that reason we conduct and analyze a measurement study for restart applied to HTTP GET over TCP. Since application-level restart and TCP time-out mechanisms may interfere, we discuss in detail the relation between restart and transport protocol. The analysis shows that restart may especially be beneficial in the TCP set-up phase, in essence tuning TCP time-out values for the application at hand. In addition, we discuss the design of and experimentation with a proxy-based restart tool that includes a statistical oracle module to automatically adapt and optimize the restart time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540302254
ISSN: 1611-3349
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 09:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/124303

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