Comparison of Transport Protocol Performance In MPLS and Non-MPLS Network

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Writer/Researcher : Eko Setijadi & Adya Pramudita


Area of Research : Jaringan Komputer/Computer Network


Journal : Elektra


Volume : Vol. 3 No. 1


Year : 2006


Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a relatively new network technology which uses a labelling scheme as the basis packet routing and forwarding. To further study the characteristics and the development aspects of this technology, a miniature media is considered sufficiently representative compared to the real system. In this research a laboratorium-based MPLS network miniature is developed by using PC‘s as MPLS routers. To obtain the characteristics of the network, several tests using ICMP, UDP and TCP packets are done. The last two protocols are commonly used for internet networks. The parameters observed are transmission time and throughput of each protocol. Results show that the overall network performance is better in MPLS network compared to the non-MPLS network, in this case the TCP/IP-based network. It is also shown that the miniature network has good performance when the packets forwarded do not exceed the size of 1500 byte.