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On-the-fly TCP path selection algorithm in access link load balancing

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On-the-fly TCP path selection algorithm in access link load balancing
—Many enterprises install multiple access links for fault tolerance or bandwidth enlargement. Dispatching connections through good links is the ultimate goal in utilizing multiple access links. The traditional dispatching method is only based on the condition of the access links to ISPs. It may achieve fair utilization on the access links but poor performance on connection throughput. In this work, we propose a new approach to maximize the per-connection end-to-end throughput by the on-the-fly round trip time (RTT) probing mechanism. The RTTs through all possible links are probed by duplicating the SYN packet during the three way handshaking stage of a TCP connection. Combined with the statistical packet loss ratio and the passively collected link metrics, our algorithm can real-time select a link which provides the maximum throughput for the TCP connection. The experiment results show that the accuracy to choose the best outgoing access link is over 71%. If the second best link is c...
Ying-Dar Lin, Shih-Chiang Tsao, Un-Pio Leong
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Updated 12 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where COMCOM
Authors Ying-Dar Lin, Shih-Chiang Tsao, Un-Pio Leong
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