Achieving Faster Access to Satellite Link Bandwidth

A. Kapoor, A. Falk, T. Faber, Y. Pryadkin
2006 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM 2006. 25TH IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications  
TCP with Van Jacobson congestion control (VJCC) is known to have poor performance over large bandwidthdelay product paths. Long delay paths, in particular, can display very poor behavior with VJCC slowly probing to acquire available capacity. TCP Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) constitute one mechanism for ameliorating poor VJCC end-to-end performance by splitting TCP connections around a long-delay link or network and using alternate congestion control dynamics across the troublesome
more » ... on. Previous congestion control techniques for use over satellite links have typically constituted either tweaks to the Van Jacobson algorithms, Vegas-style congestion control, or disabling congestion control altogether in favor of a manual send-rate. This paper analyzes results from measurements of a new congestion control mechanism, the eXplicit Control protocol or XCP, between PEPs with a simulated geosynchronous satellite link in the path. We show that connections using an XCP PEP acquire their share of expensive satellite bandwidth up to 70 times faster than end-to-end TCP with VJCC.
doi:10.1109/infocom.2006.355 dblp:conf/infocom/KapoorFFP06 fatcat:n23vzmtemvf25aavelewufe7di