By Topic

Retransmission policies for concurrent multipath transfer using SCTP multihoming

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
J. R. Iyengar ; Protocol Eng. Lab, Delaware Univ., Newark, DE, USA ; P. D. Amer ; R. Stewart

Concurrent multipath transfer (CMT) uses the stream control transmission protocol's (SCTP's) multihoming feature to distribute data across multiple end-to-end paths in a multihomed SCTP association. We propose five retransmission policies for CMT. We demonstrate the occurrence of spurious retransmissions in CMT with all of the five policies, and propose an amendment to the timeout retransmission mechanism to avoid spurious retransmissions. We also modify the Cwnd Update for CMT (CUC) algorithm to allow better cwnd growth in CMT with the different retransmission policies. We then evaluate the retransmission policies using ns-2 simulations, and discuss the distributions of traffic that result. We operate under the strong assumptions that the receiver's advertised window does not constrain the sender, and that the bottleneck queues on the end-to-end paths used in CMT are independent.

Published in:

Networks, 2004. (ICON 2004). Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

16-19 Nov. 2004