|Authors||R. Barik, S. Ferlin and M. Welzl|
|Title||A Linked Slow-Start Algorithm for MPTCP|
|Afilliation||, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Public outreach|
|Year of Publication||2015|
This document describes the LISA (Linked Slow-Start Algorithm) for Multipath TCP (MPTCP). Currently during slow-start, subflows behave like independent TCP flows making MPTCP behave unfairly to cross-traffic and causing more congestion in the bottleneck, which yields more losses among the MPTCP subflows. LISA couples the initial windows (IW) of MPTCP subflows during the initial slow-start phase to remove this adverse behavior.