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Indirect Transport Layer Protocols for Mobile Wireless Environment

  • Ajay V. Bakre
  • B. R. Badrinath
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 353)

Abstract

Internetworking protocols for mobile hosts have hitherto treated host mobility as a routing problem to be handled entirely within the network (IP) layer. Such an approach however, ignores the distinctive features of wireless mobile computing. IP-based transport protocols thus suffer from poor performance when used for communication between a mobile host and hosts on the wired network. This is caused by frequent disruptions in network layer connectivity due to mobility and wireless losses. We describe indirect transport layer protocols for mobile hosts which can tackle mobility and wireless related performance problems without compromising backward compatibility with the transport protocols used over the wired network. Indirect protocols utilize the resources of Mobility Support Routers (MSRs) to provide transport layer communication between mobile hosts and those on the fixed network. We also present performance figures for I-TCP, an indirect transport protocol for mobile computers that is compatible with TCP, showing substantial improvement in throughput over regular TCP.

Keywords

Wireless Link Congestion Control Mobile Host Transport Layer Transport Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay V. Bakre
    • 1
  • B. R. Badrinath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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