Reference : Towards a Multipath TCP Aware Load Balancer
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Towards a Multipath TCP Aware Load Balancer
Lienardy, Simon mailto [Université de Liège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) >]
Donnet, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Algorithmique des grands systèmes >]
Applied Networking Research Workshop
Applied Networking Research Workshop
26 juillet 2016
[en] Multipath TCP ; load balancer ; middlebox ; MpLB
[en] Multipath TCP has been recently introduced in order to allow a better resource consumption and user quality-of-experience. This is achieved by allowing a connection between two hosts through multiple subflows. However, with the rise of middleboxes and inherent Internet ossification, the large-scale deployment of this TCP extension is difficult. In particular, a load balancer at the entry point of a data center may forward subflows to different servers, canceling so the advantages of Multipath TCP.

In this paper, we introduce MpLB, a Multipath TCP aware load balancer that fixes this particular issue without any modification to the Multipath TCP protocol itself. We demonstrate advantages of MpLB through a proof-of-concept.
H2020 ; 688421 - MAMI - Measurement and Architecture for a Middleboxed Internet

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