Measuring and Modeling Multipath TCP

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:32 by Viet-Hoang Tran


Multipath TCP, a major extension to regular TCP, allows TCP
clients to utilize multiple paths to improve the transfer rate and connection
robustness. Providing these benefits without requiring to upgrade network
infrastructure nor applications, Multipath TCP is becoming more popular.
Notably Apple iOS 7 now supports it for SIRI. However, there is still lack
of a complete understanding of Multipath TCP in practice. How much can
a user benefit from Multipath TCP in different scenarios? Which factors
affect the performance of Multipath TCP? How well can we predict the be-
havior of Multipath TCP in a specific environment? Our research aims to
answer these questions by large-scale measurements and model-based anal-
ysis. The answers will be an important input for designers and developers
to further improve Multipath TCP.

Viet-Hoang Tran, Ramin Sadre and Olivier Bonaventure
Intelligent Mechanisms for Network Configuration and Security, volume 9122 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 66-70, 2015. Springer International Publishing.
Multipath, MPTCP, Traffic measurement, Modeling
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