End-to-end measurements on performance penalties of IPv4 options
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
IP version 4 specifies options that extends the basic IP header and also allow new functions to be added to IP without breaking existing implementations. Since options must always be inspected routers, it is generally believed that routers prioritize ordinary packets over packets carrying options in a way that significantly impacts the performance of options. This article presents an experiment based on end-to-end probing using UDP packets, capturing the performance penalties associated with IPv4 options. Analysis of experiment results quantifies the impact of IPv4 options on forwarding performance in terms of delay, jitter and loss rate. From the analysis it can be concluded that there is a slight increase in delay and jitter and severely increased loss rate.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2004. , 15 p.
Technical report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1536 ; 2004:03
Research subject Dependable Communication and Computation Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-24296Local ID: a6159e60-a4db-11dc-8fee-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-24296DiVA: diva2:997347
Godkänd; 2004; 20071207 (ysko)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved