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I-TCP: Indirect TCP for Mobile Hosts

Ajay Bakre and B.R. Badrinath

One-line summary: By "transparently" splitting a TCP connection into a MH<->MSR and a MSR<->CH connection, the MH<->MSR connection can be optimized, and congestion control and retransmissions on the wireless link isolated from those on the wireline link - at the price of breaking end-to-end TCP semantics and inducing extra copying overhead.

Overview/Main Points


This is a good way to optimize TCP for wireless links, if you don't mind subtle changes to TCP semantics.


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