LEDBAT-MP -- On the Application of "Lower-than-Best-Effort" for Concurrent Multipath Transfer

@article{Adhari2014LEDBATMPO,
  title={LEDBAT-MP -- On the Application of "Lower-than-Best-Effort" for Concurrent Multipath Transfer},
  author={Hakim Adhari and Sebastian Werner and Thomas Dreibholz and Erwin P. Rathgeb},
  journal={2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops},
  year={2014},
  pages={765-771}
}
The Internet is based on best effort communication, i.e. It tries to deliver packets but does not provide any guarantees. A transport protocol can make use of this best effort service to provide a suitable service to its applications. Also, its congestion control is responsible for a fair distribution of the resources within the Internet. However, background data transfer applications (like file sharing or update fetching) do not require "best effort", they in fact could use a "lower-than-best… CONTINUE READING

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