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Summary

DS-1056
uclouvain/mptcp_smartphone
External Dataset
External Data Source
Crawdad (Dartmouth)
Unknown
03/01/2016
55 (lowest rank is 55)

Category & Restrictions

Other
wireless, mobile software
Unrestricted
Unknown

Description


Multipath TCP traces from real smartphone users

Multipath TCP is a recent TCP extension that enables multihomed hosts like smartphones to send and receive data over multiple interfaces. Despite the growing interest in this new TCP extension, little is known about its behavior with real applications in wireless networks. Our paper "A First Analysis of Multipath TCP on Smartphones" analyzes a trace from a SOCKS proxy serving smartphones using Multipath TCP. This first detailed study of real Multipath TCP smartphone traffic reveals several interesting points about its behavior in the wild. It confirms the heterogeneity of wireless and cellular networks which influences the scheduling of Multipath TCP. The analysis shows that most of the additional subflows are never used to send data. The amount of reinjections is also quantified and shows that they are not a major issue for the deployment of Multipath TCP. With our methodology to detect handovers, around a quarter of the connections using several subflows experience data handovers. ; quentin.deconinck@uclouvain.be

Additional Details

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visualization, smartphone, radio resource management, proxy server, information technology governance, local area networks, external data source, network performance, servers, multipath tcp, 1056, multihoming, internet protocol, wireless lan, wireless network, uclouvain/mptcp_smartphone, ripper, cache, graphical user interface, semantic heterogeneity, internet privacy, socks, personal computing, routing protocol, inferlink corporation, cellular network, transmission control protocol, user interface, mobile phone, smart device