Layer 4 Loadbalancing for MPTCP
draft-olteanu-mptcp-loadbalance-00

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Authors Vladimir Olteanu  , Costin Raiciu 
Last updated 2017-01-12 (latest revision 2016-07-11)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-olteanu-mptcp-loadbalance-00.txt

Abstract

Layer 4 loadbalancers are widely used in the deployment of large- scale web services. A large number of servers accept incoming connections from clients, while multiple loadbalancers make sure that traffic is spread evenly across the servers. Due to its use of multiple subflows, Multipath TCP poses several issues to the design of a scalable layer 4 loadbalancer that supports it. This document presents two ways in which MPTCP connections can be loadbalanced across a large pool of servers. Both approaches entail using a slightly modified server stack and work well with unmodified MPTCP clients.

Authors

Vladimir Olteanu (vladimir.olteanu@cs.pub.ro)
Costin Raiciu (costin.raiciu@cs.pub.ro)

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