December 2, 2020

Research

Although several contemporary IT devices have multiple network interfaces, communication sessions are restricted to use only one of them at a time due to the design of the TCP/IP protocol stack: the communication endpoint is identified by an IP address and a TCP or UDP port number. The simultaneous use of these multiple interfaces for a communication session would improve user experience through higher throughput and improved resilience to network failures.

MPT is a network layer multipath solution, developed by our research group, which provides a tunnel over multiple paths using the GRE-in-UDP specification, thus being different from both MPTCP and Huawei’s GRE Tunnel Bonding Protocol.

MPT can also be used as a router, routing the packets among several networks between the tunnel endpoints, thus establishing a multipath site-to-site connection.

The version of tunnel IP and the version of path IP are independent from each other, therefore MPT can also be used for IPv6 transition purposes.

Current developers:

Dr. Szilágyi, Szabolcs – project officer
Bordán, Imre – MSc student

Earlier team members:

†Dr. Almási, Béla – earlier project officer
Dr. Kósa, Márk – IT teacher
Kelemen, Tamás – BSc student
Fejes, Ferenc – MSc student
Katona, Róbert – MSc student
Püsök, Levente – BSc student
Harangi, Lajos – BSc student
Kiss, Benjámin – BSc student

MPT resources:

  • MPT-GRE Internet Draft [link]
  • MPT source code published on GitHub [download]
  • MPT-GRE user manual (English) [download]
  • Downloadable MPT-GRE package (PC, Linux, 32 bit) [download]
  • Downloadable MPT-GRE package (PC, Linux, 64 bit) [download]
  • Downloadable MPT-GRE package (Raspberry, Raspbian) [download]
MPT papers:

2020.

  1. S. Szilágyi, I. Bordán, Throughput Performance Measurement of the MPT-GRE Multipath Technology in Emulated WAN Environment, Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Information Technology and Data Science (CITDS 2020), under review, Debrecen, Hungary, November 6-8, 2020. [Full paper in PDF]

  2. S. Szilágyi, I. Bordán, The Effects of Different Congestion Control Algorithms over Multipath Fast Ethernet IPv4/IPv6 Environments, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applied Informatics (ICAI 2020), Vol. 2650. pp. 341–349, ISSN 1613-0073, Eger, Hungary, January 29-31, 2020. [Full paper in PDF]

2019.

  1. S. Szilágyi, I. Bordán, L. Harangi, B. Kiss Throughput Performance Analysis of the Multipath Communication Technologies for the Cloud, Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 69-72, ISSN: 1844-6035, 2019. [Full paper in PDF]

  2. S. Szilágyi, I. Bordán, L. Harangi, B. Kiss Throughput Performance Comparison of MPT-GRE and MPTCP in the Gigabit Ethernet IPv4/IPv6 Environment, Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 57-60, ISSN: 1844-6035, 2019. [Full paper in PDF]

  3. Á. Kovács, Evaluation of the Aggregation Capability of the MPT Network Layer Multipath Communication Library and Multipath TCP, Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 129-147, ISSN: 1785-8860, DOI: 10.12700/APH.16.6.2019.6.9, 2019. [Full paper in PDF]

2018.

  1. S. Szilágyi, F. Fejes, R. Katona, Throughput Performance Comparison of MPT-GRE and MPTCP in the Fast Ethernet IPv4/IPv6 Environment, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 53-59, ISSN: 1509-4553, DOI: 10.26636/jtit.2018.122817, 2018. [Full paper in PDF]

  2. S. Szilágyi, I. Bordán, L. Harangi, B. Kiss, MPT-GRE: A Novel Multipath Communication Technology for the Cloud, 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications : CogInfoCom 2018 Proceedings, pp. 81–86, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2018.8639941, Piscataway (NJ), Amerikai Egyesült Államok : IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 22-24 August, 2018. [Full paper in PDF]

2017.

  1. F. Fejes, S. Rácz, G. Szabó, Application agnostic QoE triggered multipath switching for Android devices, Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications : Bridging People, Communities, and Cultures, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1585-1591, Washingon, 2017.

  2. B. Almási, G. Lencse, S. Szilágyi, Investigating the Multipath Extension of the GRE in UDP Technology, Computer Communications, Vol. 103, pp. 29-38, ISSN 0140-3664, DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2017.02.002, 2017. [Revised version in PDF]

  3. G. Lencse, S. Szilágyi, F. Fejes, M. Georgescu, MPT Network Layer Multipath Library, IETF Network Working Group, Internet Draft, June 30, 2017, draft-lencse-tsvwg-mpt-07.txt [Online version in HTML]

2016.

  1. B. Almási, S. Szilágyi, Investigating the Throughput Performance of the MPT Multipath Communication Library in IPv4 and IPv6, International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 53-60, ISSN 1805-5443, DOI: 10.11601/ijates.v5i1.148, 2016. [Full paper in PDF]

  2. F. Fejes, R. Katona, L. Püsök, Multipath strategies and solutions in multihomed mobile environments, In Proc. CogInfoCom 2016 Conf., Wroclaw, Poland, Oct. 16-18, 2016, pp. 79-84, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2016.7804529.

  3. Á. Kovács, Comparing the Aggregation Capability of the MPT Communications Library and Multipath TCP, In Proc. CogInfoCom 2016 Conf., Wroclaw, Poland, Oct. 16-18, 2016, pp. 157-161, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2016.7804542.

2015.

  1. B. Almási, M. Kósa, F. Fejes, R. Katona, L. Püsök, MPT: A solution for eliminating the effect of network breakdowns in case of HD video stream transmission, In Proc. CogInfoCom 2015 Conf., Győr, Hungary, Oct. 19-21, 2015, pp. 121-126, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2015.7390576.

  2. G. Lencse and Á. Kovács, Advanced Measurements of the Aggregation Capability of the MPT Multipath Communication Library, International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems, Vol. 4. No. 2. (2015.) pp 41-48. DOI: 10.11601/ijates.v4i2.112

  3. B. Almási, A solution for changing the communication interfaces between WiFi and 3G without packet loss, In Proc. 38th Int. Conf. on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2015), Prague, Jul. 9-11, 2015, pp. 1-5.

2014.

  1. B. Almási, A solution for changing the communication interfaces between WiFi and 3G without packet loss, In Proc. 37th Int. Conf. on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2014), Berlin, Germany, Jul. 1-3, 2014, pp. 73-77.

  2. G. Lencse, Á. Kovács, Testing the Channel Aggregation Capability of the MPT Multipath Communication Library, World Symposium on Computer Networks and Information Security 2014 (WSCNIS 2014), Hammamet, Tunisia, 13-15 June, 2014, ISBN: 978-9938-9511-9-6, Paper ID: 1569946547.

2013.

  1. B. Almási, Multipath communication: a new basis for the future Internet cognitive infocommunication, In Proc. CogInfoCom 2013 Conf., Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 2-5, 2013, pp. 201-204, DOI: 10.1109/CogInfoCom.2013.6719241.

  2. B. Almási, S. Szilágyi, Multipath FTP and Stream Transmission Analysis using the MPT Software Environment, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 4267-4272, ISSN 2278 – 1021 (Online Version) , ISBN 2319 – 5940 (Print), November, 2013. [Full paper in PDF]

  3. B. Almási, A. Harman, An Overview of the Multipath Communication Technologies, Advances on Wireless Sensor Networks 2013 Conference Proceedings, pp. 7-11, ISBN 978-963-318-356-4, Debrecen University Press, 2013.

  4. B. Almási, S. Szilágyi, Throughput Performance Analysis of the Multipath Communication Library MPT , TSP 2013 – The 36th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing, pp. 86-90, ISBN 978-1-4799-0402-0, DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2013.6613897, 2-4 July, 2013, Rome, Italy. [Revised version in PDF]

2012.

  1. B. Almási, A simple solution for wireless network layer problems, Carpathian Journal of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. 5-8, ISSN 1844 – 9689, 2012.



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This work was supported by the ÚNKP-16-4-I New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities.


This work also was supported by the construction EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00002. The project was supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund.