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FLOWER - Fuzzy lower than-best effort transport protocol

Trang, Si Quoc Viet and Lochin, Emmanuel and Baudoin, Cédric and Dubois, Emmanuel and Gelard, Patrick FLOWER - Fuzzy lower than-best effort transport protocol. (2016) In: The 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 26 October 2015 - 29 October 2015 (Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2015.7366321


We present a new delay-based transport protocol named FLOWER, that aims at providing a Lower-than-Best-Effort (LBE) service. The objective is to propose an alternative to the Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT) widely deployed within the official BitTorrent client. Indeed, besides its intra-fairness problem, known as latecomer unfairness, LEDBAT can be too aggressive against TCP, making it ill suited for providing LBE services over certain networks such as constrained wireless networks. By using a fuzzy controller to modulate the sending rate, FLOWER aims to solve LEDBAT issues while fulfilling the role of a LBE protocol. Our simulation results show that FLOWER can carry LBE traffic in network scenarios where LEDBAT cannot while solving the latecomer unfairness problem. Finally, the presented algorithm is simple to implement and does not require complex computation that would prevent its deployment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISBN : 978-1-4673-6770-7/15/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Thales (FRANCE)
Other partners > Laboratoire de recherche en télécommunications spatiales et aéronautiques - TéSA (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
CNES - Thales Alenia Space
Deposited On:07 Sep 2015 06:55

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