I’m on the agenda for the Transport Area meeting of the Prague IETF meeting. In it, I have 30 minutes to try to convey the gist and severity of the bufferbloat problem to that audience. I have had the opportunity to present this presentation three times in preparation; once at BattlemeshV4, and twice internally in Bell Labs, so it is much more polished than the original Murray Hill presentation.
Due to the preciousness of meeting time at the IETF, I had to choose what to elide from the much longer original presentation, which includes information of how to mitigate bufferbloat and much additional detail. On the other hand, I will attempt to be speaking more slowly at the IETF, so it may be more understandable to people listening (or so I hope!).
If you are attending IETF 80, I urge you to attend, and not just those who are interested in transport. Bufferbloat is terribly damaging to applications (particularly interactive and low latency applications) and general network operations. The draft of the talk itself is already available and the audio and should be available as well as part of the IETF 80 activities. It is currently scheduled (subject to change) for Wednesday morning (Prague time) in the Congress Hall III room. I’m sure hallway conversations will cause me to tweak the talk before I present it Wednesday, but it’s getting close.