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Modular TCP design and its application in performance evaluation of different TCP versions for wireless environments

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2 Author(s)
Lang, T. ; Inst. for Telecommun. Res., Univ. of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia ; Floreani, D.

We propose a new way of implementing transport protocols. Instead of building the whole sender/receiver functionality as one piece, the sender functionality is split into three modules: data transmission, congestion control and error detection/recovery. This enables us to better examine the interactions between error detection and congestion control, and to introduce updates/changes to these modules independently. We present a re-implementation of TCP using this modular design technique and subsequently show the interactions between different congestion control and error detection strategies over a lossy link. The investigation enabled by our modular design aims at improvement of TCP performance over wireless links

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Computers and Communications, 2001. Proceedings. Sixth IEEE Symposium on

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2001