Foundation Projects

Implementing an experience-driven Low Latency, Low Loss, and Scalable throughput (L4S) Internet service architecture using FreeBSD

Deakin University

Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) and Active Queue Management (AQM) have been implemented and evaluated in FreeBSD. This research project builds a foundation towards evaluating and implementing the Low Latency, Low Loss, and Scalable throughput (L4S) Internet Service Architecture (as specified in RFC 9330) using FreeBSD.

This proposal aims to:

  • Implement and evaluate the Low Latency, Low Loss, and Scalable Throughput (L4S) Internet Service Architecture, in accordance to RFC 9330 using FreeBSD.
  • Develop an in-house experimental test suite and platform for evaluating L4S under various experimental settings.
  • Design, propose, and test new experience-driven L4S-compatible scalable congestion control algorithms and AQM schemes.
  • Provide insights and recommendations for network operators to deploy L4S (upgrading from standard FIFO bottlenecks) in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Build a project-specific test lab at the host University, and provide technical training and mentoring for the new generation of Internet researchers (students at the host University).