Performance Evaluation of Split Connection Methods for Session-Based Group-Oriented Communications
Group-oriented communication services have become more attractive due to the diversifying demands of Internet users. In these services, the bandwidth available to the link in the network is inefficiently consumed by multiple TCP connections and these individual connections compete against each other. Thus, current group-oriented services cannot use network resources efficiently. To achieve efficient group-oriented communication, the authors previously proposed a split connection method, which introduced session agents to eliminate redundant connections with a packet caching function.