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2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3629-8
pp: 253-259
ABSTRACT
According to Cisco's forecast by the end of 2016 the global annual IP traffic will surpass 1.3 zettabytes and mobile traffic will reach a volume of 11.2 exabytes per month in 2017. Thus, a main requirement for future networks is high reliability and efficiency to cope with the associated quality of service demands. Hence, a vital interaction between error-correction, network technologies and suitable network resource utilization constitute a hard challenge for traffic engineers. In prior work it has been shown that the data distribution with traditional endto-end schemes is less optimal compared to multi-hop schemes, that is treating network segments individually. In this paper we present a theoretical analysis based on Shannon's coding theorem that concludes a promising data-rate reduction from the segmentation approach. Additionally, we propose a transparent protocol termination mechanism for software-defined networks (SDN) that allows to segment an end-to-end transmission path without any modification at the sending or receiving devices. Eventually, a detailed implementation approach for SDNs running Open Flow is given.
INDEX TERMS
Relays, Redundancy, IP networks, Receivers, Channel coding, Protocols, Ports (Computers)
CITATION

M. Karl and T. Herfet, "Transparent Multi-hop Protocol Termination," 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 253-259.
doi:10.1109/AINA.2014.35
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