MPTCP Experiences in the NorNet Testbed
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Network Working Group                                  T. Dreibholz, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                 S. Ferlin
Intended status: Informational                                   O. Alay
Expires: October 1, 2017                                   A. Elmokashfi
                                                            I. Livadariu
                                              Simula Research Laboratory
                                                                 X. Zhou
                                                       Hainan University
                                                          March 30, 2017

                MPTCP Experiences in the NorNet Testbed
             draft-dreibholz-mptcp-nornet-experience-04.txt

Abstract

   This document collects some experiences of Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP)
   evaluations in the NorNet testbed.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Multi-Path TCP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.3.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Testbed Evaluation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  The NorNet Testbed  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Multi-Path TCP in NorNet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  NetPerfMeter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Research Results and Work in Progress . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Abbreviations

   o  TCP: Transmission Control Protocol

   o  MPTCP: Multi-Path TCP

1.2.  Multi-Path TCP

   The Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP) extension for the Transmission Control
   Protocol (TCP) has been defined in [3], [4], [1], [2], [5].  There
   are also detailed introductions provided for example by [8], [9] as
   well as lots of further information material on [6].  MPTCP is
   therefore not introduced in more detail here.

1.3.  Scope

   The scope of this document is to collect some experiences with the
   usage of MPTCP in the NorNet testbed, a large-scale Internet testbed
   for multi-homed systems.

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2.  Testbed Evaluation

2.1.  The NorNet Testbed

   The NorNet testbed (https://www.nntb.no) introduced in [11], [15],
   [10] is a programmable testbed platform with focus on the evaluation
   of multi-homed systems.  It consists of programmable nodes that are
   distributed all over Norway as well as further locations in other
   countries.  NotNet is built and operated by the Simula Research
   Laboratory and financed by Forskningsraedet (the Research Council of
   Norway) through their INFRASTRUKTUR program (project number 208798/
   F50).
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