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2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (2017)
Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 22, 2017 to Nov. 24, 2017
ISSN: 2474-154X
ISBN: 978-1-5090-6797-8
pp: 1-6
Anees Al-Najjar , School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Samuel Teed , School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Jadwiga Indulska , School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Marius Portmann , School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we explore the concept of flow-based load balancing of network traffic on multi-homed hosts. In contrast to existing approaches such as MPTCP, our approach is a client-side-only solution, and can therefore easily be deployed. We specifically explore flow-based load balancing for the web traffic use case. Experimental evaluations of our OpenFlow-based load balancer demonstrate the potential of flow-based load balancing.
INDEX TERMS
Load management, Control systems, Network interfaces, IP networks, Protocols, Round robin
CITATION

A. Al-Najjar, S. Teed, J. Indulska and M. Portmann, "Flow-based load balancing of web traffic using OpenFlow," 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), Melbourne, Australia, 2017, pp. 1-6.
doi:10.1109/ATNAC.2017.8215411
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