Accession Number : ADA621163


Title :   Application Transparent HTTP Over a Disruption Tolerant Smartnet


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Alt, Lance


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621163.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : This research explores methods to increase the performance of HTTP traffic when operating on a network that is prone to disruptions. The SmartNet architecture is presented as an open and extensible software framework for experimenting with and deploying application transparent network optimization solutions, including the incorporation of the disruption tolerant networking (DTN) and split TCP (SplitTCP) technologies into an IP network. The architecture fashions a plugin-based system architecture where each plugin implements a small set of application or transport protocol specific network adaptations that can be chained with other plugins to form a packet processing pipeline. The SmartNet framework is implemented along with plugins to route packets through native-IP, the Bundle Protocol, or SplitTCP. Performance of the SmartNet is measured under five network disruption patterns and five link speeds. The results conclude that HTTP performance can be increased by using the SmartNet to transparently route packets over the DTN bundle protocol or SplitTCP when the network is prone to disruptions.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , *INTERNET , *WIRELESS COMPUTER NETWORKS , CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS , COMMUNICATIONS TRAFFIC , DELAY , INTERFACES , INTRUSION DETECTION(COMPUTERS) , NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , OPTIMIZATION , PACKET SWITCHING , PATTERNS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , QUEUEING THEORY , ROUTING , SCENARIOS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , SOFTWARE TOOLS , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , THESES , TOLERANCE , TRANSMITTANCE , WIRELESS LINKS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE