Re: [tcmtf] Improvements in the TCM-TF charter draft v8

"Jose Saldana" <> Wed, 20 November 2013 17:15 UTC

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You are totally right. If there is a single hop, ROHC will be enough. 

The next scenarios may have a single hop:

- a satellite connection used for providing connectivity in a non-connected
area during a short period of time (e.g. journalists covering the arrival of
a mountain stage of a cycling competition).
- an air-to-ground connection providing Internet connectivity to the
passengers of an aircraft, multiplexing a number of simultaneous VoIP flows.

Regarding these other two scenarios, perhaps TCM-TF would only be
interesting when there is a community network in which packets have to
traverse a (frequently high) number of hops:

- a wireless Internet connection shared by a number of people in a place
with low Internet penetration
- a community network, in which a number of people in the same geographical
place share their connections in a cooperative way

For example, in this scenario a community network with a high number of hops
is considered: There is also a paper
about the topology of community networks: "On the topology characterization

Thanks for your feedback!


-----Mensaje original-----
De: tcmtf [] En nombre de Eggert, Lars
Enviado el: miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013 17:20
CC:; Martin Stiemerling;
Asunto: Re: [tcmtf] Improvements in the TCM-TF charter draft v8


On 2013-11-20, at 10:24, Jose Saldana <>; wrote:
> But if you want to use it in more than a single hop, ROHC has to be 
> tunneled, and you lose the savings achieved by compression. So the 
> idea is that a number of packets (multiplexed) share the tunnel overhead.

several of the scenarios you describe for TCM-TF seem to be fully addressed
by ROHC, i.e., do not seem to have multiple L3 hops that require creation of
a tunnel.

It would be good to explicitly limit yourself to describing scenarios that
do have that requirement.