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Improving network performance by enabling explicit congestion notification (ECN) in SCTP control chunks


Mohamad Tahir, Hatim and Md Said, Abas and Elhalabi, Mohammed J. M. and Puteh, Nurnasran and Othman, Azliza and Muhd Zain, Nurzaid and Md Dahalin, Zulkhairi and Ismail, Muhammad Hafiz and Mohd Zaini, Khuzairi and Hussin, Mohd Zabidin (2011) Improving network performance by enabling explicit congestion notification (ECN) in SCTP control chunks. In: Digital Information Processing and Communications. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 188 . Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 288-297. ISBN 978-3-642-22388-4

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Abstract

The need for a reliable transmission protocol that can cover the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) has prompted the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to define a new protocol called the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP).This paper proposes adding Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) mechanism into SCTP chunks (INIT chunk, and INIT-ACK chunk) to reduce the delay of transferring important data during congestion as compared with the TCP and UDP protocols.This paper also discusses the details of adding ECN, and the reason for choosing Random Early Detection (RED). Through the experimental analysis, we compare SCTP enabled ECN in INIT-ACK chunk to SCTP without ECN enabled in INIT-ACK chunk and demonstrate the result of ECN impact on SCTP delay time.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Conference , ICDIPC 2011, Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 7-9, 2011, Proceedings, Part I
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network performance TCP UDP SCTP ECN
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2016 07:45
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 07:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20183

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