Implementing real-time transport services over an ossified network

Mcquistin, S., Perkins, C. and Fayed, M. (2016) Implementing real-time transport services over an ossified network. In: ACM, IRTF and ISOC Applied Networking Research Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 16 Jul 2016, pp. 81-87. ISBN 9781450344432 (doi:10.1145/2959424.2959443)

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Real-time applications require a set of transport services not currently provided by widely-deployed transport protocols. Ossification prevents the deployment of novel protocols, restricting solutions to protocols using either TCP or UDP as a substrate. We describe the transport services required by real-time applications. We show that, in the short-term (i.e., while UDP is blocked at current levels), TCP offers a feasible substrate for providing these services. Over the longer term, protocols using UDP may reduce the number of networks blocking UDP, enabling a shift towards its use as a demultiplexing layer for novel transport protocols.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin and McQuistin, Mr Stephen
Authors: Mcquistin, S., Perkins, C., and Fayed, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
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