Bug 2729 - ARP are not sent when queues are full.
ARP are not sent when queues are full.
Product: ns-3
Classification: Unclassified
Component: internet
All All
: P3 minor
Assigned To: Tommaso Pecorella
Depends on:
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Reported: 2017-04-22 07:36 EDT by Tommaso Pecorella
Modified: 2017-05-15 13:00 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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test script (7.41 KB, text/x-csrc)
2017-04-22 07:36 EDT, Tommaso Pecorella

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Description Tommaso Pecorella 2017-04-22 07:36:23 EDT
Created attachment 2836 [details]
test script

For real this is a Wi-Fi / Internet pairing issue.

It has been raised here:
but the problem description is misleading, the number of STAs is not important.

The real issue is this: when a node is congested by its own flows, the IP control packets (ARP, NDISC, etc.) are not sent (or replied to).

The solution could be to add a priority to these packets, but the compatibility with other NetDevices have to be kept.
Comment 1 sebastien.deronne 2017-05-01 15:19:23 EDT
Is this really a wifi issue? I do not have impression something will be change in wifi code for this. To be checked by Stefano as well.
Comment 2 sebastien.deronne 2017-05-15 13:00:17 EDT
I think this is not really a bug.
As you said on the user forum, UDP isn't a fair protocol and the first incoming packets will win the access.

This can only be solved by changing how the queues behave (I know in ns-2 there were some various queue management policies that could be configured).
Stefano, what do you suggest here? Should it be assigned to wifi or to network module?