Evaluating the performance of Transport Protocols over MMP

A Martin, Andrej Mihailovic, N Georganopoulos, Abdol-Hamid Aghvami

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TCP is a reliable connection-oriented transport protocol that
performs well in traditional networks. However, in networks with wireless
and other lossy links the protocol suffers from losses and delays due to
frequent handoffs like in wireless networks running Mobile IP. Many
Micromobility Protocols have been proposed to reduce handoff latency and
the load on the network when we move among small wireless cells. In this
paper, the performance of several TCP and UDP schemes over one of these
protocols: MMP (Multicast for Mobility Protocol) is compared and different
improvements to TCP in a multiple handoff network are proposed. The
simulation results are presented using the Network Simulator (ns2) and
different metrics for comparison. Our results show that the number of UDP
packets lost is reduced when using MMP instead of Mobile IP and that TCP
provides better throughput performance for a traditional scheme like Tahoe
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLCS2000
Subtitle of host publicationLondon Communications Symposium (LCS2000), 2000, London, UK
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000


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