TCP Goes to Hollywood

McQuistin, S. , Perkins, C. and Fayed, M. (2016) TCP Goes to Hollywood. In: NOSSDAV 2016: 26th ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, 10-13 May 2016, ISBN 9781450343565 (doi: 10.1145/2910642.2910648)

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Real-time multimedia applications use either TCP or UDP at the transport layer, yet neither of these protocols offer all of the features required. Deploying a new protocol that does offer these features is made difficult by ossification: firewalls, and other middleboxes, in the network expect TCP or UDP, and block other types of traffic. We present TCP Hollywood, a protocol that is wire-compatible with TCP, while offering an unordered, partially reliable messageoriented transport service that is well suited to multimedia applications. Analytical results show that TCP Hollywood extends the feasibility of using TCP for real-time multimedia applications, by reducing latency and increasing utility. Preliminary evaluations also show that TCP Hollywood is deployable on the public Internet, with safe failure modes. Measurements across all major UK fixed-line and cellular networks validate the possibility of deployment.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McQuistin, Dr Stephen and Perkins, Dr Colin
Authors: McQuistin, S., Perkins, C., and Fayed, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Association for Computing Machinery
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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