Binder: A system to aggregate multiple internet gateways in community networks

Luca Boccassi, Marwan M. Fayed, Mahesh K. Marina

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Abstract

We present a novel system termed Binder that seamlessly aggregates multiple geographically distributed I nternet gateways in community networks. The proxy based approach taken in Binder allows for applications on end-user devices to enjoy the benefits from gateway aggregation without requiring any modifications. Binder makes novel use of multi-path TCP (MPTCP), and additionally leverages OpenVPN tunneling and loose source routing (in a limited form that avoids security concerns) as part of an easily deployable implementation. B i nder supports flexible gateway aggregation without negative e• ects from packet reordering through its use of MPTCP and generalizes link aggregation mechanisms to handle distributed links. Our proof of concept evaluation of Binder using a real implementation over an emulation based lab testbed demonstrate its benefits in terms of bandwidth aggregation, load balancing and fault tolerance relative to common practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLCDNet 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM MobiCom Workshop on Lowest Cost Denominator Networking for Universal Access
Pages3-8
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013
Event2013 ACM MobiCom Workshop on Lowest Cost Denominator Networking for Universal Access, LCDNet 2013 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 30 Sept 201330 Sept 2013

Conference

Conference2013 ACM MobiCom Workshop on Lowest Cost Denominator Networking for Universal Access, LCDNet 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period30/09/1330/09/13

Keywords

  • Community networks
  • Gateway aggregation
  • MPTCP

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