[e2e] Spurious Timeouts in mobile wireless networks, was: Re: Retransmission Timouts revisited

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Fri Sep 2 12:34:32 PDT 2005

Detlef Bosau wrote:

> Another, perhaps much more appealing way (and _please_, if this sounds 
> reasonable and no one did it, let me the chance to publish it 
> myself....) because it does not require any PEP or splitting or 
> something else on L3 and above is to exploit the robustness TCP 
> following actual RFCs against packet reordering, is to interleave the
> radio blocks of more than one TCP packet and thus to spread delay spikes 
> about several packets. It´s just a rough idea now. However, if it is 
> helpful, please leave it to me. If it is nonsense, please tell it to me 
> as well. It would be a possiblity to map a behaviour, TCP cannot deal 
> with, unto one which can be dealt with without difficulties.
> One could call this "delay spreading". I don´t know, whether it works.
> I thouht of it spontaneously yesterday after the recent posts here.
> Detlef

Basically, this is nothing really new. We do this for ages as "code 
spreading" or "interleaving" in any FEC technique.

It´s only the idea to do the same for ARQ.


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