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TCP HandOff: A Practical TCP Enhancement for Heterogeneous Mobile Environments

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TCP HandOff: A Practical TCP Enhancement for Heterogeneous Mobile Environments
— In recent years, many different kinds of wireless access networks have been deployed for the Internet and have become inseparable parts of the Internet. But TCP, the most widely used transport protocol of the Internet, was designed for stationery hosts. In particular, TCP faces severe challenges when user moves around in these networks and handoff occurs frequently. In this paper, TCP HandOff (TCP-HO), a practical end-to-end mechanism, is proposed for improving TCP performance in heterogeneous mobile environments. TCP-HO assumes that a mobile host is able to detect the completion of handoff immediately and has a coarse estimation of new wireless link’s bandwidth. When a mobile host detects handoff completion, it will immediately notify the server through two duplicate ACKs, whose TCP option also carries the bandwidth of new wireless link. After receiving this notification, the server begins to transmit immediately and keeps updating ssthresh according to the bandwidth from mobil...
Xiuchao Wu, Mun Choon Chan, Akkihebbal L. Ananda
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICC
Authors Xiuchao Wu, Mun Choon Chan, Akkihebbal L. Ananda
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