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Bufferbloat, Fixing Internet Congestion

Jan 31, 2011, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])

"The dark buffers that lead to Bufferbloat and the congestion/latency problems that currently plague the internet are almost everywhere. The Bufferbloat project intends to address these problems by:

* Gathering together experts to tackle the queue management and system problem(s), particularly those that effect wireless networks
* Spreading the word to correct basic assumptions regarding goodput and good buffering on the laptop, home gateway, core routers and servers.
* Producing tools to demonstrate and diagnose the problem
* Experiments in advanced congestion management
* Producing patches to popular operating systems at the device driver, queuing, and TCP/ip layers to fix the problems.

There are several mailing lists, git repositories, and people here that are attempting to address the Bufferbloat issues at various levels."

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