Splitting TCP Connections Adaptively Inside Networks

Masayoshi SHIMAMURA  Takeshi IKENAGA  Masato TSURU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E95-D   No.2   pp.542-545
Publication Date: 2012/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E95.D.542
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Architectures, Protocols, and Applications for the Future Internet)
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Keyword: 
new generation networks (NwGN),  advanced relay nodes,  adaptive split connection scheme,  TCP,  QoS,  

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Summary: 
The explosive growth of Internet usage has caused problems for the current Internet in terms of traffic congestion within networks and performance degradation of end-to-end flows. Therefore, a reconsideration of the current Internet has begun and is being actively discussed worldwide with the goals of enabling efficient share of limited network resources (i.e., the link bandwidth) and improved performance. To directly address the inefficiency of TCP's congestion mitigation solely on the end-to-end basis, in this paper we propose an adaptive split connection scheme on advanced relay nodes; this scheme dynamically splits end-to-end TCP connections on the basis of congestion status in output links. Through simulation evaluations, we examine the effectiveness and potential of the proposed scheme.