Semi-split TCP: Maintaining end-to-end semantics for split TCP

Xie Fei, Jiang Ning, Yao-Hua Ho, Kien A. Hua

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It has long been acknowledged that TCP performance suffers in hybrid networks. A Split TCP approach has been proposed to address this problem. In this approach, a proxy is employed at the boundary of wired networks (e.g. the Internet) and wireless networks (e.g. Cellular Networks, WLan or Mobile Ad Hoc Networks). This strategy significantly improves TCP performance. However, it does not maintain the end-to-end semantics of TCP. The loss of end-to-end semantics may cause problems to applications that rely on such a guarantee provided by TCP. In this paper, we introduce a novel technique called Semi-Split TCP to address the problem without sacrificing the benefits of Split TCP. We present the architecture and algorithms of the proposed technique; and give implementation, simulation, and analytical results to illustrate the feasibility of this method. Our simulation results demonstrate that Semi-Split TCP can achieve similar performance as Split-TCP without sacrificing the end-to-end semantics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2007
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2007 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2007 Oct 152007 Oct 18


Other32nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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