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Research : TCP Hollywood

“Hollywood Sign”, Gnaphron - CC BY-SA 2.0

Ossification of the transport-layer forces networked multimedia applications to use TCP or UDP, despite standardisation of more appropriate alternatives, such as DCCP or SCTP. In this work, we explore the design of TCP Hollywood, an unordered, time-lined, TCP variant designed to better support real-time multimedia traffic, while being widely deployable.