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Transport Information Collection Protocol with clustering of information sources

Mohamed Karim Sbai 1 Chadi Barakat 1
1 PLANETE - Protocols and applications for the Internet
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : We improve and validate TICP, a TCP-friendly reliable transport protocol to collect information from a large number of sources spread over the Internet . A collector machine sends probes to information sources, which respond by sending back report packets containing their information. TICP adapts the rate of probes in a way to avoid implosion at the collector and congestion in the network. To ensure smooth variation of the congestion control parameters and to probe sources behind the same bottleneck at the same time, we add to TICP a mechanism that clusters information sources. This mechanism is based upon the Global Network Positionning (GNP) Internet coordinate system. By running simulations in ns-2 over realistic network topologies, we prove that TICP with clustering of information sources has shorter collect session duration and causes less packet losses than the initial version that probes sources independently of their location.
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Mohamed Karim Sbai, Chadi Barakat. Transport Information Collection Protocol with clustering of information sources. NTMS 2007, May 2007, Paris, France. ⟨inria-00121586v2⟩



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