Survey of Transport Protocols Other than Standard TCP

- Data Transport Research Group, Global Grid Forum

Draft (word format, pdf format). Updated on September 2, 2003.

Here is a template Bill Allcock (Argonne National Lab), Jason Leigh (EVL, UIC) and Eric He (EVL, UIC) put together.

Template for Alternative Transport Protocols in word format

Please download and fill out for your own protocol. If you have any suggestion on the template please feel free to email Bill Allcock and Eric He.

Here is the list of candidate protocols. If you find anyone is missing, please let me know.

Reliable UDP variants:

RUDP Draft-ietg-sigtran-reliable-udp-00.txt (1999)
Tsunami - Indiana University (Contributed by Sanjay Hegde)
RBUDP - EVL/UIC (Contributed by Eric He)
SABUL - LAC/UIC (Contributed by Yunhong Gu)
SCTP RFC 2960, 3309
RAPID - wu-feng LANL
ROCKS - University of Wisconsin
atou - Tom Dunigan, ORNL
DCCP - Eddie Kohler, Mark Handley, Sally Floyd, Jitendra Padhye, ICIR (Compiled by Michael Welzl)
GTP - UCSD (Ryan Wu)


TCP variants:
High speed TCP - Sally Floyd, ICIR (Contributed by Rajkumar Kettimuthu)
FAST TCP - Steven Low, Caltech (Contributed by Rajkumar Kettimuthu)
Scalable TCP - Tom Kelly, Cambridge University, UK (Contributed by Rajkumar Kettimuthu)
CADPC/PTP - Michael Welzl, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Compiled by Michael Welzl)
XCP - MIT (Contributed by Rajkumar Kettimuthu)


Last Update: May 26, 2004 by Eric He (

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