Design and Implementation of an RSVP Based Quality of Service Architecture for Integrated Services Internet

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This paper presents the design and implementation of a quality of service architecture for the Internet. The architecture is based on the emerging standards for resource reservation in the Internet, namely the RSVP protocol and the associated service specifications defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Our architecture represents a major functional enhancement to the traditional sockets based communication subsystem, while preserving application programming interface and binary compatibility with existing applications. It is scalable and supports a wide variety of network interfaces ranging for leg acy LAN interfaces, such as Token Ring and Ethernet, to high-speed ATM interfaces. The paper also describes the implementation of this architecture on the IBM AIX platform and initial our experiences with the system.

By: Tsipora Barzilai, Dilip Kandlur, Ashish Mehra (Univ. of MI), Debanjan Saha and Steve Wise (IBM Corp., Austin)

Published in: IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Communications, volume 16, (no 3), pages 397-413 in 1998

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