Extensions for Network-Assisted MPTCP Deployment Models

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Network Working Group                                  M. Boucadair, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                         C. Jacquenet, Ed.
Intended status: Standards Track                                  Orange
Expires: September 10, 2017                          O. Bonaventure, Ed.
                                                             D. Behaghel
                                                                S. Secci
                                                      W. Henderickx, Ed.
                                                            R. Skog, Ed.
                                                           S. Vinapamula
                                                                  S. Seo
                                                           Korea Telecom
                                                             W. Cloetens
                                                                U. Meyer
                                                           LM. Contreras
                                                              B. Peirens
                                                           March 9, 2017

        Extensions for Network-Assisted MPTCP Deployment Models


   Because of the lack of Multipath TCP (MPTCP) support at the server
   side, some service providers now consider a network-assisted model
   that relies upon the activation of a dedicated function called MPTCP
   Conversion Point (MCP).  Network-Assisted MPTCP deployment models are
   designed to facilitate the adoption of MPTCP for the establishment of
   multi-path communications without making any assumption about the
   support of MPTCP by the communicating peers.  MCPs located in the
   network are responsible for establishing multi-path communications on
   behalf of endpoints, thereby taking advantage of MPTCP capabilities
   to achieve different goals that include (but are not limited to)
   optimization of resource usage (e.g., bandwidth aggregation), of
   resiliency (e.g., primary/backup communication paths), and traffic
   offload management.

Boucadair, et al.      Expires September 10, 2017               [Page 1]
Internet-Draft         Plain MPTCP Transport Mode             March 2017

   This document specifies extensions for Network-Assisted MPTCP
   deployment models.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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