2009 Sixth International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Broadnets 2009 (2009)
Sept. 14, 2009 to Sept. 16, 2009
Andrei Gurtov , Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Helsinki University of Technology TKK, Finland
Tatiana Polishchuk , Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Helsinki University of Technology TKK, Finland
Multi-interface mobile devices and multi-homed residential Internet connections are becoming commonplace. However, standard transport protocols TCP and SCTP are unable to take advantage of several available paths so that the application using a single transport connection would receive the aggregate bandwidth of all paths. Multihoming and advanced security features make the Host Identity Protocol a good candidate to provide multipath data delivery. In this paper, we design and implement a multipath scheduler that distributes the incoming traffic among multiple available paths. Using Fastest Path First scheduling, packets from a single TCP connection could be spread to multiple paths with no reordering. Our simulations confirm effectiveness and TCP-friendliness of multipath transfer for a range of path bandwidths and in the presence of cross-traffic.
Internet, telecommunication security, telecommunication traffic, transport protocols
A. Gurtov and T. Polishchuk, "Secure multipath transport for legacy Internet applications," 2009 Sixth International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Broadnets 2009(BROADNETS), Madrid, 2009, pp. 1-8.