SEBAG: A New Dynamic End-to-End Connection Management Scheme for Multihomed Mobile Hosts

  • B. S. Manoj
  • Rajesh Mishra
  • Ramesh R. Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3741)

Abstract

The next generation wireless communication devices are expected to be capable of communicating with the best possible network as well as to utilize multiple networks, simultaneously. Existing solutions such as the interoperability mechanisms and the Always Best Connected (ABC) paradigm limit the access of wireless devices to only one, preferably the best possible network. Such schemes, though found to be better than the traditional single interface communication, are limited in their ability to utilize the services in the best possible way. Existing work focuses mainly on network layer or transport layer bandwidth aggregation mechanisms which either need to change the existing TCP protocol or require proxy nodes to perform the bandwidth scheduling process. We, in this paper, propose a new wireless access paradigm for multi-homed hosts based on a session layer bandwidth aggregation mechanism. The major advantages of our solution are the high end-to-end throughput, glitch free transition during both mobility and interface changes, dynamic selection of number of end-to-end paths, and above all our solution can work with existing transport and network layer protocols in today’s Internet. In this paper, we provide the architectural and protocol solutions for the proposed scheme and results from extensive simulations and a Linux based implementation.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
  2. 2.
  3. 3.
    Joseph, D.A., Manoj, B.S., Murthy, C.S.R.: The Interoperability of Wi-Fi Hotspots and Packet Cellular Networks and the Impact of User Behavior. In: Proceedings of IEEE PIMRC 2004, September 2004, vol. 1, pp. 88–92 (2004)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Joseph, D.A., Manoj, B.S., Murthy, C.S.R.: Interoperability of Wi-Fi Hotspots and Cellular Networks. In: Proceedings of ACM WMASH 2004, pp. 127–136 (September-October 2004)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gustafsson, E., Jonsson, A.: Always Best Connected. IEEE Wireless Communications 10(1), 49–55 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Gazis, V., Houssos, N., Alonistioti, N., Merakos, L.: On The Complexity of Always Best Connected in 4G Mobile Networks. In: Proceedings of IEEE VTC 2003, October 2003, vol. 4, pp. 2312–2316 (2003)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Godor, G., Eriksson, A., Tuoriniemi, A.: Providing Quality of Service in Always Best Connected Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 154–163 (July 2003)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
    Chebrolu, K., Rao, R.: Communication Using Multiple Wireless Interfaces. In: Proceedings of IEEE WCNC 2002, vol. 1, pp. 327–331 (March 2002)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Hsieh, H.Y., Sivakumar, R.: A Transport Layer Approach for Achieving Aggregate Bandwidths on Multi-homed Mobile Hosts. In: Proceedings of ACM MOBICOM 2002, pp. 83–94 (September 2002)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Allman, M., Kruse, H., Ostermann, S.: An Application Level Solution to TCP’s Satellite Inefficiencies. In: Proceedings of WOSBIS 1996 (November 1996)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Hacker, T., Athey, B., Noble, B.: The End-to-end Performance Effects of parallel TCP Sockets on a Lossy Wide-area Network. In: Proceedings of IPDPS 2002 (April 2002)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Nandagopal, T., Lee, K.W., Li, J.R., Bharghavan, V.: Scalable Service Differentiation Using Purely End-to-end Mechanisms: Features and Limitations. In: Proceedings of IWQoS 2000 (June 2000)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Maltz, D.A., Bhagawat, P.: MSOCKS: An Architecture for Transport Layer Mobility. In: Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 1998 (1998)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Murthy, C.S.R., Manoj, B.S.: Ad hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols. Prentice Hall PTR, New Jersey (2004)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Manoj
    • 1
  • Rajesh Mishra
    • 1
  • Ramesh R. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California at San DiegoUSA

Personalised recommendations