TCP in Heterogeneous Environments

Stojčevska, Biljana and B. Popov, Oliver (2002) TCP in Heterogeneous Environments. In: Proceedings of the Third Conference on Informatics and Information Technology. Institute of Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 42-53. ISBN 9989-668-36-1


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TCP is the premier transport protocol for a large number of applications on the Internet. The original protocol and many of its subsequent modifications were based on the wireline infrastructure. This implies, particularly with the evolution of the physical media, a nearly error free transmission. The introduction of wireless settings mostly invalidates the last statement due to the high BER, disconnections, and bandwidth limitations. Hence, TCP experiences an impaired performance mostly affected by random losses. One of the major reasons are congestion mechanisms triggered as a response to losses, and not the retransmission of lost packets, through which TCP tries to attain reliability. Clearly, innovative methods and strategies are needed for dealing with these phenomena in heterogeneous environments, which are a combination of wireline and wireless networks. In the article, we analyze the nature of the problems for TCP in heterogeneous systems, and provide an overview and evaluation of the proposed solutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCP, wireless TCP, transport protocols
Subjects: International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > Computer architectures
International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > Computer networks
Depositing User: Vangel Ajanovski
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 00:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 09:21

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