Transport Layer Load Balancing in FCS Networks
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK NEWARK
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The Stream Control Transmission Protocol SCTP allows for end-to-end load balancing in FCS networks to be performed at the transport layer, through repeated changeover. We present a problem in the current SCTP RFC2960 specification that results in unnecessary retransmissions and TCP unfriendly growth of the senders congestion window during certain changeover conditions. We first illustrate the problem using an example scenario. We then briefly describe the proposed solutions for problem and our future direction.
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