Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP

Amanpreet Singh, Mei Xiang, Andreas Konsgen, Carmelita Goerg, Yasir Zaki

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    Abstract

    With the advancement in technology, today most of the end-host devices are equipped with multiple wired/wireless interfaces and capable of using them in parallel. This has led to research in taking advantage of utilizing additional available network resources simultaneously such as multiple paths between the multi-homed end devices to achieve better performance. In this regard, new multipath transport protocols such as Multipath TCP and Concurrent Multipath Transfer SCTP are being designed and developed. On one hand these new protocols need to optimize the usage of the available multiple paths efficiently with a suitable scheduler while on the other hand they should be also fair to the existing transport protocols like TCP and SCTP, especially in a congested environment. This paper illustrates and compares the solutions that have been proposed to ascertain that Multipath TCP can yield an improved performance while being fair to standard TCP. In addition, this paper highlights improvements to two of the proposed congestion control solutions-Dynamic Window Coupling and Opportunistic Linked Increases Algorithm. A brief look into hybrid scheduling mechanisms is also provided with a special interest in minimizing the overall reordering delay and to capture the dependency on the receiver buffer size. It is shown that the proposed solutions give good performance in most of the different bottleneck scenarios while staying friendly to legacy transport protocols.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013
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    StatePublished - Aug 19 2013
    Event2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Apr 23 2013Apr 25 2013

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    Other2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period4/23/134/25/13

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    Singh, A., Xiang, M., Konsgen, A., Goerg, C., & Zaki, Y. (2013). Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP. In Proceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013 [6549059] https://doi.org/10.1109/WMNC.2013.6549059

    Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP. / Singh, Amanpreet; Xiang, Mei; Konsgen, Andreas; Goerg, Carmelita; Zaki, Yasir.

    Proceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013. 2013. 6549059.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Singh, A, Xiang, M, Konsgen, A, Goerg, C & Zaki, Y 2013, Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP. in Proceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013., 6549059, 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4/23/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/WMNC.2013.6549059
    Singh A, Xiang M, Konsgen A, Goerg C, Zaki Y. Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP. In Proceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013. 2013. 6549059 https://doi.org/10.1109/WMNC.2013.6549059
    Singh, Amanpreet ; Xiang, Mei ; Konsgen, Andreas ; Goerg, Carmelita ; Zaki, Yasir. / Enhancing fairness and congestion control in multipath TCP. Proceedings of 2013 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, WMNC 2013. 2013.
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