• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Receiver-centric Buffer Blocking-aware Multipath Data Distribution in MPTCP-based Heterogeneous Wireless Networks


Abstract

One major concern of applying Multipath TCP (MPTCP) to data delivery in heterogeneous wireless networks is that the utilization of asymmetric paths with diverse networking-related parameters may cause severe packet reordering and receive buffer blocking (RB2LOC). Although many efforts are devoting to addressing MPTCP’s packet reordering problems, their sender-controlled solutions do not consider balancing overhead between an MPTCP sender and receiver, and their fully MPTCP mode cannot make MPTCP achieve a desired performance. This paper proposes a novel receiver-centric buffer blocking-aware data scheduling strategy for MPTCP (dubbed MPTCP-rec) necessitating the following aims: (1) alleviating MPTCP’s packet reordering and RB2LOC problems, (2) improving the MPTCP performance, and (3) balancing load between the MPTCP sender and receiver. Simulation results show that the proposed MPTCP-rec solution outperforms the existing MPTCP solutions in terms of data delivery performance in heterogeneous wireless networks.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
Yuanlong Cao, Qinghua Liu, Yi Zuo, Fenfen Ke, Hao Wang and Minghe Huang, "Receiver-centric Buffer Blocking-aware Multipath Data Distribution in MPTCP-based Heterogeneous Wireless Networks," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 4642-4660, 2016. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.10.002

[ACM Style]
Cao, Y., Liu, Q., Zuo, Y., Ke, F., Wang, H., and Huang, M. 2016. Receiver-centric Buffer Blocking-aware Multipath Data Distribution in MPTCP-based Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 10, 10, (2016), 4642-4660. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.10.002