Operating systems

A Multimedia Service Migration Protocol for Single User Multiple Devices

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Executive Summary

This paper describes a new protocol SMP, which supports multimedia transfer for single-user, multiple-device scenarios. Through its novel naming and control/data plane designs, SMP is able to retain the current client and server protocol operations while placing new functions at the proxy. The authors' initial evaluation has confirmed its viability. In recent years, it has become the norm rather than exception that a user owns multiple devices with networking capabilities. In an example scenario, a user has a laptop in the office, a desktop at home, while carrying an iPhone wherever (s)he goes. This emerging single-user, multi-device setting opens new venue for networking protocol design and operations.

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