[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Foundation Project Announcement

Deb Goodkin deb at freebsd.org
Wed Dec 3 08:43:12 PST 2008

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is very pleased to announce the next in a series
of developer grants.  This grant has been awarded to Lawrence Stewart
and Swinburne University of Technology's Centre for Advanced Internet
Architectures (CAIA, http://caia.swin.edu.au) for improvements to the
FreeBSD TCP stack.  This three-part project will include implementing
Appropriate Byte Counting (ABC) RFC3465 support, adapting and merging
CAIA's Statistical Information for TCP Research (SIFTR) TCP analysis
tool into FreeBSD, and making improvements to the TCP reassembly queue.

"These changes target both improved performance and improved quality of
the FreeBSD TCP stack through feature enhancements and integrated
testing," said Professor Grenville Armitage, CAIA's Director.
He also added, "We use FreeBSD daily in our IP networking research
testbeds and for our centre's various servers, so we're looking forward
to contributing these TCP improvements to the FreeBSD community."

"Supporting the technology transfer of advanced systems research, such
as CAIA's work on the FreeBSD network stack, is a critically important
role for The FreeBSD Foundation to play," said Robert Watson, president
of The FreeBSD Foundation.

The project will be completed by July 2009.


The FreeBSD Foundation

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