A Framework for a Responsive Network Protocol for Internetworking Environments

Atsushi SHIONOZAKI  Mario TOKORO  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E76-D   No.11   pp.1365-1374
Publication Date: 1993/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Responsive Computer Systems)
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responsive computer systems,  computer networks,  network procotols,  

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Summary: 
A responsive network architecture is essential in future open distributed systems. In this paper, a framework that provides the foundations for a responsive network architecture for an internetworking environment is proposed. It is called the Virtually Separated Link (VSL) model. By incorporating this framework, communication of both data and control information can be completed in bounded time. Consequently, a protocol can initiate a recovery mechanism in bounded time, or allow an application to do the same. Its functionalities augment existing resource reservation protocols that support multimedia communication. An overview of a real-time network protocol that is based on this framework is also presented.