Overview

A place for people to work together on the buffer bloat problem, as we pull together both the scope of the problem and how to mitigate and solve bufferbloat.

There are videos covering bufferbloat:

There are two main printed publications at this time:
these are Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in the Internet by Jim Gettys and Kathleen Nichols that appeared in the January issue of the CACM, and BufferBloat: What's Wrong with the Internet?, a discussion of Vint Cerf, Van Jacobson, Jim Gettys, and Nick Weaver that appeared in the February issue of CACM.

The ISOC (Internet Society) has issued a report highlighting the problem.

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Cambridge - State of art in Linux Congestion Control
Dave Taht had a chance to summarize the last 9 or so months of development in the Linux TCP and AQM/Packet Scheduling stacks at Cambridge.
Added by Dave Täht 4 months ago

mailing list server going down for maintenence
Our mail server is suffering from a failed hard disk in the raid array. Replacing now.
Added by Dave Täht 6 months ago

It's (still) the latency, stupid*
The Internet Society has issued another in its series on Bandwidth Management, in its Technology Roundtable Series.
Added by Jim Gettys over 1 year ago

How do we solve the next big Internet emergency?
Jim Gettys talks about the real issue of bittorrent - not the technology, not the deployment - but the misguided reactions to it in his latest blog entry.
Added by Dave Täht about 2 years ago

Bufferbloat demo videos
Bufferbloat demo videos are available.
Added by Jim Gettys over 2 years ago

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