Mark Allman / ICSI @mallman_icsi

Hans Kruse, Mark Allman, Jim Griner, Diepchi Tran. Experimentation and Modeling of HTTP Over Satellite Channels. International Journal of Satellite Communications, 19(1), January/February 2001.


This paper investigates the performance of various versions of the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) over a geosynchronous satellite link. Both HTTP/1.0, the currently popular form of the protocol, and HTTP/1.1, the recently standardized form of HTTP, are studied. Next, we quantify the impact of a moderate bit-error rate on the performance of HTTP. Finally, we expand the mathematical model of HTTP presented in [HOT97] to encompasses a wider range of HTTP behavior. We show this model accurately predicts HTTP throughput by comparing it with HTTP transfers made over a satellite channel.


    author  =    "Hans Kruse and Mark Allman and Jim Griner and Diepchi Tran",
    title   =   "{Experimentation and Modeling of HTTP Over Satellite Channels}",
    journal =   "International Journal of Satellite Communication",
    year    =   2001,
    month   =   "January/February",
    volume  =   19,
    number  =   1,
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