Lightweight Fairness Solutions for XCP and TCP Cohabitation

  • Dino M. López Pacheco
  • Laurent Lefèvre
  • Congduc Pham
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-79549-0_62

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4982)
Cite this paper as:
López Pacheco D.M., Lefèvre L., Pham C. (2008) Lightweight Fairness Solutions for XCP and TCP Cohabitation. In: Das A., Pung H.K., Lee F.B.S., Wong L.W.C. (eds) NETWORKING 2008 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, Wireless Networks, Next Generation Internet. NETWORKING 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4982. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


XCP is a promising router-assisted protocol due to its high performance and intra-protocol fairness in fully XCP networks. However, XCP is not inter-operable with current E2E protocols resulting in a poor performance of XCP flows when the resources are shared with TCP-like flows. In this paper, we propose a lightweight fairness solution, that can benefit the cohabitation between XCP and TCP in large bandwidthxdelay product networks and long-life flows scenarios, as it is shown in our simulation results.


TCP End-to-End protocols XCP ERN protocols inter-protocol fairness inter-operability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dino M. López Pacheco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Laurent Lefèvre
    • 2
  • Congduc Pham
    • 3
  1. 1.CONACyTMexico
  2. 2.INRIA RESOUniversité de Lyon / ENSLFrance
  3. 3.LIUPPA LaboratoryUniversité de PauFrance

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