Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts

Luiz Magalhaes, Robin Hillary Kravets

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Abstract

Present mobile computing does not support the simultaneous use of multiple heterogeneous network interfaces for a single transport layer connection. In this paper, we describe a solution for channel aggregation at the transport layer, which provides increased bandwidth to mobile nodes. We present R-MTP (Reliable Multiplexing Transport Protocol), a rate-based reliable transport protocol capable of multiplexing data from a single application data stream across multiple network interfaces. Due to the lossy nature of wireless links in mobile environments. R-MTP tracks packet interarrival time for discrimination between congestion-based and transmission-based losses as well as better bandwidth estimation. The challenges to such a reliable protocol lie in the coordination of packets across streams with varying channel characteristics. Our experimental results validate R-MTP's bandwidth estimation and loss characterization techniques. Successful bandwidth aggregation is demonstrated in ideal and lossy environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages165-171
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP - Riverside, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2001Nov 14 2001

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Other2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP
CountryUnited States
CityRiverside, CA
Period11/11/0111/14/01

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Agglomeration
Multiplexing
Bandwidth
Network protocols
Interfaces (computer)
Mobile computing
Heterogeneous networks
Telecommunication links

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Magalhaes, L., & Kravets, R. H. (2001). Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts. 165-171. Paper presented at 2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP, Riverside, CA, United States.

Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts. / Magalhaes, Luiz; Kravets, Robin Hillary.

2001. 165-171 Paper presented at 2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP, Riverside, CA, United States.

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Magalhaes, L & Kravets, RH 2001, 'Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts', Paper presented at 2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP, Riverside, CA, United States, 11/11/01 - 11/14/01 pp. 165-171.
Magalhaes L, Kravets RH. Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts. 2001. Paper presented at 2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP, Riverside, CA, United States.
Magalhaes, Luiz ; Kravets, Robin Hillary. / Transport level mechanisms for bandwidth aggregation on mobile hosts. Paper presented at 2001 International Conference on Network Protocols ICNP, Riverside, CA, United States.7 p.
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