Wide-Area Traffic: IP Multicast Receiver Handover for Mobile IP Networks
Network arrivals are often modeled as Poisson processes for analytic simplicity, even though a number of traffic studies have shown that packet inter-arrivals are not exponentially distributed. The authors evaluate 24 wide-area traces, investigating a number of wide-area TCP arrival processes (session and connection arrivals, FTP data connection arrivals within FTP sessions, and TELNET packet arrivals) to determine the error introduced by modeling those using Poisson processes. The ever-increasing number of personal devices accessing the Internet demands IP mobility support ubiquitously. However, the current TCP/IP protocol suite is not able to fully support IP mobility, especially when real-time applications are concerned. This paper discusses the IP mobility support in general and IP multicast receiver mobility support in particular.