Multipath Transport Control Protocol (MPTCP) is a promising solution to support simultaneous transmission of packets through multiple paths. With bounded receive buffer and heterogeneous networks, MPTCP could suffer from degradation of its performances, undermining the advantage from multiple path transmission. In this paper, we propose a simple and effective method to manage the multiple paths of MPTCP, called Receive Buffer based Path Management (RBPM), which operates based on the available receive buffer size and dissimilar characteristics of multiple paths. The RBPM scheme estimates out-of-ordered packets, predicts the buffer blocking problem in advance and stops transferring over bad performance paths. We implement RBPM in the Linux kernel and evaluate its performances over a virtual network environment using NS-3 Direct Code Execution. The results show that the proposed scheme significantly improves the throughput and network utilization with bounded receive buffer in heterogeneous networks.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IM 2017 - 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management|
|Editors||Prosper Chemouil, Paulo Simoes, Edmundo Madeira, Stefano Secci, Edmundo Monteiro, Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, Carlos Raniery P. dos Santos, Marinos Charalambides|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jul 20|
|Event||15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management, IM 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 2017 May 8 → 2017 May 12
|Name||Proceedings of the IM 2017 - 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management|
|Other||15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management, IM 2017|
|Period||17/5/8 → 17/5/12|
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by the ICT R&D program of MSIP/IITP. [B0101-16-1276, Access Network Control Techniques for Various IoT Services].
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Hardware and Architecture
- Information Systems and Management