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Ongoing TCP Research Related to Satellites (RFC2760)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003358D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Allman: AUTHOR [+12]

Abstract

This document outlines possible TCP enhancements that may allow TCP to better utilize the available bandwidth provided by networks containing satellite links. The algorithms and mechanisms outlined have not been judged to be mature enough to be recommended by the IETF. The goal of this document is to educate researchers as to the current work and progress being done in TCP research related to satellite networks.

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Network Working Group M. Allman, Editor

Request for Comments: 2760 NASA Glenn Research Center/BBN Technologies

Category: Informational S. Dawkins

Nortel

D. Glover

J. Griner

D. Tran

NASA Glenn Research Center

T. Henderson

University of California at Berkeley

J. Heidemann

J. Touch

University of Southern California/ISI

H. Kruse

S. Ostermann

Ohio University

K. Scott

The MITRE Corporation

J. Semke

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

February 2000

Ongoing TCP Research Related to Satellites

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document outlines possible TCP enhancements that may allow TCP

to better utilize the available bandwidth provided by networks

containing satellite links. The algorithms and mechanisms outlined

have not been judged to be mature enough to be recommended by the

IETF. The goal of this document is to educate researchers as to the

current work and progress being done in TCP research related to

satellite networks.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2 Satellite Architectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.1 Asymmetric Satellite Networks . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.2 Satellite Link as Last Hop. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2.3 Hybrid Satellite Networks . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.4 Point-to-Point Satellite Networks . . . . . . . . . 4

2.5 Multiple Satellite Hops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3 Mitigations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3.1 TCP For Transactions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

3.2 Slow Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3.2.1 Larger Initial Window . . . ...