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Network Working Group                                       T. Dreibholz
Internet-Draft                                Simula Research Laboratory
Intended status: Experimental                                   M. Becke
Expires: January 5, 2015                                       H. Adhari
                                            University of Duisburg-Essen
                                                           July 04, 2014


      SCTP Socket API Extensions for Concurrent Multipath Transfer
           draft-dreibholz-tsvwg-sctpsocket-multipath-08.txt

Abstract

   This document describes extensions to the SCTP sockets API for
   configuring the CMT-SCTP and CMT/RP-SCTP extensions.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Concurrent Multipath Transfer and Resource Pooling
       Activation/Deactivation (SCTP_CMT_ON_OFF) . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Testbed Platform  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   This draft describes extensions to the SCTP sockets API (see
   [RFC6458], [RFC4960]) which allow an application to configure the
   behaviour of the Concurrent Multipath Transfer (CMT) extensions CMT-
   SCTP, CMT/RPv1-SCTP, CMT/RPv2-SCTP and MPTCP-like (see
   [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath], [Globecom2010], [PAMS2012],
   [Dre2012], [PAMS2011], [SoftCOM2011], [ConTEL2011], [AINA2010],
   [IAS2006]).

2.  Concurrent Multipath Transfer and Resource Pooling Activation/
    Deactivation (SCTP_CMT_ON_OFF)

   This socket option activates or deactivates CMT and sets the
   corresponding Resource Pooling variant to be applied.  The
   sctp_assoc_value structure is used to specify the association for
   which the CMT state should be changed and the new CMT state.

   Definition of the sctp_assoc_value structure:

   struct sctp_assoc_value {
      sctp_assoc_t assoc_id;
      uint32_t     assoc_value;
   };

   assoc_id:  Holds the identifier for the association of which the CMT
      state should be changed.  Ignored for one-to-one style sockets.

   assoc_value:

      0  Turns CMT off.

      1  Turns plain CMT-SCTP on.  No Resource Pooling is applied.




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      2  Turns CMT-SCTP on.  CMT/RPv1 Resource Pooling as defined in
         [AINA2010] is applied.

      3  Turns CMT-SCTP on.  CMT/RPv2 Resource Pooling as defined in
         [ConTEL2011] is applied.

      4  Turns CMT-SCTP on.  MPTCP-like Resource Pooling as defined in
         [SoftCOM2011], [ConTEL2011], [PAMS2012] is applied.

3.  Testbed Platform

   A large-scale and realistic Internet testbed platform with support
   for the multi-homing feature of the underlying SCTP protocol is
   NorNet.  A description of NorNet is provided in [PAMS2013-NorNet],
   some further information can be found on the project website
   [NorNet-Website].

4.  Security Considerations

   Security considerations for the SCTP sockets API are described by
   [RFC6458].

5.  IANA Considerations

   This document does not require IANA actions.

6.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank Michael Tuexen for his support.

7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

   [RFC4960]  Stewart, R., "Stream Control Transmission Protocol", RFC
              4960, September 2007.

   [RFC6458]  Stewart, R., Tuexen, M., Poon, K., Lei, P., and V.
              Yasevich, "Sockets API Extensions for the Stream Control
              Transmission Protocol (SCTP)", RFC 6458, December 2011.

   [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath]
              Amer, P., Becke, M., Dreibholz, T., Ekiz, N., Jana, J.,
              Natarajan, P., Stewart, R., and M. Tuexen, "Load Sharing
              for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)",
              draft-tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath-08 (work in progress),
              March 2014.




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7.2.  Informative References

   [Dre2012]  Dreibholz, T., "Evaluation and Optimisation of Multi-Path
              Transport using the Stream Control Transmission Protocol",
              March 2012, <http://duepublico.uni-duisburg-essen.de/
              servlets/DerivateServlet/Derivate-29737/
              Dre2012_final.pdf>.

   [PAMS2012]
              Dreibholz, T., Adhari, H., Becke, M., and E. Rathgeb,
              "Simulation and Experimental Evaluation of Multipath
              Congestion Control Strategies", Proceedings of the 2nd
              International Workshop on Protocols and Applications with
              Multi-Homing Support (PAMS), ISBN 978-0-7695-4652-0,
              DOI 10.1109/WAINA.2012.186, March 2012,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/PAMS2012.pdf>.

   [SoftCOM2011]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Adhari, H., and E. Rathgeb,
              "Evaluation of A New Multipath Congestion Control Scheme
              using the NetPerfMeter Tool-Chain", Proceedings of the
              19th IEEE International Conference on Software,
              Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), Pages
              1-6, ISBN 978-953-290-027-9, September 2011,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/SoftCOM2011.pdf>.

   [PAMS2011]
              Adhari, H., Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Rathgeb, E., and M.
              Tuexen, "Evaluation of Concurrent Multipath Transfer over
              Dissimilar Paths", Proceedings of the 1st International
              Workshop on Protocols and Applications with Multi-Homing
              Support (PAMS), Pages 708-714, ISBN 978-0-7695-4338-3,
              DOI 10.1109/WAINA.2011.92, March 2011,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/PAMS2011.pdf>.

   [ConTEL2011]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Adhari, H., and E. Rathgeb, "On
              the Impact of Congestion Control for Concurrent Multipath
              Transfer on the Transport Layer", Proceedings of the 11th
              IEEE International Conference on
              Telecommunications (ConTEL), Pages 397-404,
              ISBN 978-953-184-152-8, June 2011,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/ConTEL2011.pdf>.




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   [AINA2010]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Pulinthanath, J., and E.
              Rathgeb, "Applying TCP-Friendly Congestion Control to
              Concurrent Multipath Transfer", Proceedings of the 24th
              IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information
              Networking and Applications (AINA), Pages 312-319,
              ISSN 1550-445X, DOI 10.1109/AINA.2010.117, April 2010,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/AINA2010.pdf>.

   [Globecom2010]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Rathgeb, E., and M. Tuexen, "On
              the Use of Concurrent Multipath Transfer over Asymmetric
              Paths", Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications
              Conference (GLOBECOM), ISBN 978-1-4244-5637-6, DOI 10.1109
              /GLOCOM.2010.5683579, December 2010,
              <http://www.tdr.wiwi.uni-due.de/fileadmin/fileupload/I-TDR
              /SCTP/Paper/Globecom2010.pdf>.

   [IAS2006]  Iyengar, J., Amer, P., and R. Stewart, "Concurrent
              Multipath Transfer Using SCTP Multihoming Over Independent
              End-to-End Paths", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,
              Volume 14, Number 5, Pages 951-964, ISSN 1063-6692,
              DOI 10.1109/TNET.2006.882843, October 2006,
              <http://www.fandm.edu/jiyengar/papers/cmt-ton2006.pdf>.

   [PAMS2013-NorNet]
              Dreibholz, T. and E. Gran, "Design and Implementation of
              the NorNet Core Research Testbed for Multi-Homed Systems",
              Proceedings of the 3nd International Workshop on Protocols
              and Applications with Multi-Homing Support (PAMS), Pages
              1094-1100, ISBN 978-0-7695-4952-1, DOI 10.1109/
              WAINA.2013.71, March 2013, <http://simula.no/publications/
              threfereedinproceedingsreference.2012-12-20.7643198512/
              simula_pdf_file>.

   [NorNet-Website]
              Dreibholz, T., "NorNet -- A Real-World, Large-Scale Multi-
              Homing Testbed", Online: https://www.nntb.no/, 2014,
              <https://www.nntb.no/>.

Authors' Addresses









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   Thomas Dreibholz
   Simula Research Laboratory, Network Systems Group
   Martin Linges vei 17
   1364 Fornebu, Akershus
   Norway

   Phone: +47-6782-8200
   Fax:   +47-6782-8201
   Email: dreibh@simula.no
   URI:   http://www.iem.uni-due.de/~dreibh/


   Martin Becke
   University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Experimental Mathematics
   Ellernstrasse 29
   45326 Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
   Germany

   Phone: +49-201-183-7667
   Fax:   +49-201-183-7673
   Email: martin.becke@uni-due.de


   Hakim Adhari
   University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Experimental Mathematics
   Ellernstrasse 29
   45326 Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
   Germany

   Phone: +49-201-183-7667
   Fax:   +49-201-183-7673
   Email: hakim.adhari@iem.uni-due.de



















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