A modified packet marking algorithm to improve bandwidth fairness in Diffserv networks

A. H. Altalhi, Muhammad Sufyian Mohd Azmi, A. M. Al-Kharasani, S. A. Ali

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DiffServ routers provide Per Hop Behaviors to aggregate traffic for different services levels. An unfairness problem occurs in DiffServ networks, however: fairness deteriorate as the number of aggregates increases in the network. Researchers have thus, created various algorithms to overcome fairness deterioration. This article studies a packet marker based on a Time Sliding Window (TSW) and proposes a new hybrid marker algorithm to improve bandwidth fairness on DiffServ networks by providing a proportional fair share of excess network bandwidth among TCP aggregates. The simulation experiments have compared the new hybrid marker algorithm to various algorithms using NS-2. The results show that the proposed hybrid marker is sensitive not only to the number of flows in the aggregate but also to the number of aggregates in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalResearch Journal of Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2012


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  • Computer Science(all)

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