Background TCP Data Transfer with Inline Network Measurement

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Abstract

In the present paper, ImTCP-bg, a new background TCP data transfer mechanism that uses an inline network measurement technique, is proposed. ImTCP-bg sets the upper limit of the congestion window size of the sender TCP based on the results of the inline network measurement, which measures the available bandwidth of the network path between the sender and receiver hosts. ImTCP-bg can provide background data transfer without affecting the foreground traffic, whereas previous methods cannot avoid network congestion. ImTCP-bg also employs an enhanced RTT-based mechanism so that ImTCP-bg can detect and resolve network congestion, even when reliable measurement results cannot be obtained. The performance of ImTCP-bg is investigated through simulations, and the effectiveness of ImTCP-bg in terms of the degree of interference with foreground traffic and the link bandwidth utilization is also investigated.

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  • IEICE Transactions on Communications, B

    IEICE Transactions on Communications, B 89(8), 2152-2160, 2006-08-01

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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Cited by:  3

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007540915
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10826261
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09168516
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NII-ELS 
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