Providing Relative Service Differentiation to TCP Flows over Split-TCP Geostationary Bandwidth on Demand Satellite Networks [chapter]

Wei Koong Chai, Merkourios Karaliopoulos, George Pavlou
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose a combined transport -medium access control (MAC) layer scheme to provide relative service differentiation to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) flows over a geostationary (GEO) bandwidth on demand (BoD) satellite networks. Our approach involves the joint configuration of TCP-Performance Enhancing Proxy (TCP-PEP) agents at the transport layer and the scheduling algorithm controlling the resource allocation at the MAC layer. The scheme is independent of the TCP variant used in the
more » ... work. Extensive simulation results show that the two mechanisms exhibit complementary behavior in achieving the desired differentiation throughout the traffic load space: the TCP-PEP agents control differentiation at low system utilization, whereas the MAC scheduler becomes the dominant differentiation factor at high load.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72697-5_2 dblp:conf/wwic/ChaiKP07 fatcat:vpseo7isv5bpxfeoip4v46a5ye