QOS Controls and Service Models in the Internet

Takeshi NISHIDA  Kunihiro TANIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.4   pp.447-457
Publication Date: 1995/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Traffic and Quality Control for Communication Networks)
Internet,  quality of service,  traffic control,  queueing network,  multimedia network,  communication protocol,  

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Over the last decade, the Internet has been extremely successful by distinguishing between overlaying applications and underlying networking technologies. This approach allows rapid and independent improvement in both networking and application technologies. The internetworking layer that divides applications and the network enables the Internet to function as a general and evolving infrastructures for data communications. The current Internet architecture offers only best-effort data delivery. However, recent emerging computer and networking technologies, demand the Internet guaranteed performance. In particular, audio and video applications have more rigid delay requirement than those applications which the current Internet supports. To offer guaranteed services in addition to best-effort services, both a new service model and a new architecture are necessary in the Internet architecture. The paper surveys researches and experiments conducted in the Internet community to accommodate a wide variety of qualities of services.