Initial-Path Selection for Connection Establishment in Multipath TCP

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Authors Jianjian Zhu  , Jiao Kang  , Fanzhao Wang  , Tong Li  , Kai Zheng 
Last updated 2019-08-25 (latest revision 2019-02-21)
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This draft presents an optimal mechanism for the selection of initial path to address the problem caused by the sequential subflow establishment defined in current MPTCP. We propose the general architecture and procedures, along with the background analysis, use cases and results of this proposal.


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Jiao Kang (
Fanzhao Wang (
Tong Li (
Kai Zheng (

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