Fair-Sharing of Link and Buffer

Yuguang WU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.5   pp.1025-1028
Publication Date: 1998/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on ATM Traffic Control and Performance Evaluation)
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Keyword: 
bandwidth allocation,  buffer management,  quality of service,  queue scheduling,  

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Summary: 
We present techniques to implement fair-sharing on both link bandwidth and buffer space in a switch or router. Together they possess the following merits: 1. solving the counter-overflow problem; 2. avoiding the "credit" accumulation issue; 3. integrating bandwidth allocation with buffer management. The simplicity of this method makes it a viable candidate for implementational use on switches and routers.