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Friday, August 31 • 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Linux Kernel MultiPath TCP - Christoph Paasch, UCLouvain

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MultiPath TCP (short MPTCP) is a an extension to TCP that allows to split a TCP connection among multiple interfaces while presenting a standard TCP socket API to the application. Splitting the data-stream among multiple interfaces brings benefits in terms of bandwidth, load-balancing and failure-resilience. Data-centers will benefit from MPTCP and its bandwidth-increase; smartphones will be able to seamlessly offload traffic from 3G to WiFi,... Our Linux Kernel implementation of MultiPath TCP (http://mptcp.info.ucl.ac.be) is maturing and it is time to try pushing MPTCP into the mainline Linux Kernel.
The intended audience for this talk are developers of the networking-subtree. As MPTCP is quite a big extension to TCP it would be an opportunity to generate discussions about how to structure the code to make it upstream-acceptable.


Christoph Paasch, UCLouvain

Christoph is a second year PhD Student at the UCLouvain in Belgium under the supervision of Prof. O. Bonaventure. Since the beginning of his PhD, Christoph has been working on MultiPath TCP, and its Linux Kernel implementation.

Friday August 31, 2012 3:05pm - 3:50pm PDT
Harbor Island 1