Explicit allocation of best-effort packet delivery service

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Explicit allocation of best-effort packet delivery service
— This paper presents the “allocated-capacity” framework for providing different levels of best-effort service in times of network congestion. The “allocatedcapacity” framework—extensions to the Internet protocols and algorithms—can allocate bandwidth to different users in a controlled and predictable way during network congestion. The framework supports two complementary ways of controlling the bandwidth allocation: sender-based and receiver-based. In today’s heterogeneous and commercial Internet the framework can serve as a basis for charging for usage and for more efficiently utilizing the network resources. We focus on algorithms for essential components of the framework: a differential dropping algorithm for network routers and a tagging algorithm for profile meters at the edge of the network for bulk-data transfers. We present simulation results to illustrate the effectiveness of the combined algorithms in controlling transmission control protocol (TCP) traffic...
David D. Clark, Wenjia Fang
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where TON
Authors David D. Clark, Wenjia Fang
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