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Hari Balakrishnan, Srinivasan Seshan, and Randy H. Katz

One-line summary: Soft-state in BS's (the snoop agent) are used to perform local retransmissions across a wireless link to avoid end-to-end congestion control and retransmissions; IP-multicast is used to allow secondary BS's to cache packets destined to a MH in case that MH hands off to one of the secondary BS's.

Overview/Main Points


This method solves the wireless TCP problems, and does so without changing TCP semantics, inducing significant processing overhead, or requiring recompilation of clients or modifications of FH's TCP stacks.