Concurrent Multi-path Data Transfer Using Modified SCTP

Akzeybek M., Gul E.

IEEE International Conference on Communications, Networks, and Satellite (COMNETSAT), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 3 - 04 December 2013, pp.1-5 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Yogyakarta
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5


SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) has multi-homing features, but SCTP implementations do not actively use this feature. If the active path is disabled or packets are lost SCTP uses alternative paths; this multi-homing feature can be used to transfer data concurrently. In this study, data has been sent from these multi-homing paths and load balancing has been implemented on these paths, with the development of an adaptive algorithm for load balancing to transfer data via concurrent multi-path on low bandwidth networks. This algorithm enables data to be sent using all available paths in networks and thus leads to higher transfer rates.