An Experimental User Level Implementation of TCP

Abstract : With high speed networks supporting data rates of a few hundreds Mbps and distributed applications demanding high performance, existing communication system and protocol architectures are under discussion. In this report, we describe an implementation of the TCP/IP stack with TCP [1] in user space and IP in kernel space. The goal by placing TCP in user space is to obtain a flexible transport protocol which can in future allows integrated communication subsystems based on Application Level Framing (ALF) and Integrated Layer Processing (ILP) [2]. ALF and ILP are expected to achieve more efficient data transfer, and more application control in the communication process.
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Torsten Braun, Christophe Diot, Anna Hoglander, Vincent Roca. An Experimental User Level Implementation of TCP. RR-2650, INRIA. 1995. ⟨inria-00074040⟩

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