Effect of Delay Spike on SCTP, TCP Reno, and Eifel
in a Wireless Mobile Environment
School of Computer Science
University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK 73019-6151.
Satellite Networks & Architectures Branch
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd. MS 54-8,
Cleveland, OH 44135.
Abstract-- Eifel has been proposed as a solution to en-
hance the performance of TCP during delay spikes in a wire-
less mobile environment. This paper evaluates and com-
pares the performance of SCTP, TCP, and Eifel during delay
spikes. We have shown that although Eifel performs better
than TCP Reno and SCTP when there are no packet losses,
the opposite is true when packets are lost in the presence