Mobility

SCTP Protocol Reviews and Performance in Ad-Hoc Multi-Homed Networks

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Executive Summary

Ad hoc networks are mobile nodes without infrastructure, where each node communicates over wireless channels, moves freely and may join and leave the network at any time. This feature may cause problems for higher layers when it unexpectedly exits lower layer in the protocol stack. SCTP is a message oriented and reliable transport layer protocol with some interesting features for applications development in ad hoc networks. Among the others, multi streaming and multi homing is one of the most interesting capabilities, that allows to increase the throughput, because it reduces the Head-Of-Line (HOL) blocking effects.

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