Improving the performance of SCTP Transport Protocol over wireless networks

Zhang, Zhongwei and Jin, Lu (2006) Improving the performance of SCTP Transport Protocol over wireless networks. In: 5th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing (WITSP2006), 11-13 Dec 2006, Hobart, Australia.


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[Abstract]: Stream Control Transmission Protocol(SCTP) is a reliable
transport protocol combining the advantages of
TCP and UDP. SCTP has many desirable features including
multihoming, multistreaming, and partial data
reliability. These features have made SCTP perform
much more effectively in multimedia networking applications.
They have also worked better in wireless environment
which traditional transport protocols are ineffective
and cumbersome.

Before the transmission, an application using
SCTP needs to establish an association between the
client and the server. The establishment of association
requires a number which will be used to create multiple
streams. However, SCTP has not specified a method or
suggested any ideas of determine the number.

In our paper, we focus on the performance of SCTP
protocol over the wireless networks. The ideas is to extend
the SCTP with a process of determining an optimal
number prior to the association establishing. We examine
the modified SCTP on a simulated wireless networks,
and the experiment results of simulation using
NS2 have shown the modified SCTP is feasible and also
demonstrated the modified SCTP’s superiority of performance
over TCP and UDP over the wireless networks.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Zhongwei Zhang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: SCTP, wireless networks
Fields of Research (FoR): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications

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