A Scalable Resource Allocation Scheme over DiffServ towards End-to-end QoS Assurance


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.12   pp.3113-3123
Publication Date: 2001/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Software)
Category: Internet Technologies
QoS,  Internet,  DiffServ,  traffic control,  

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In recent years, the concept of Quality of Service (QoS) has gained attention in the network research community and its extension towards delivering QoS level assurance to sensitive applications has generally been agreed to be crucial for the longevity and usability of the Internet. On the Internet, the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) architecture is a general framework for the differentiated treatment of traffic aggregates in the core network. However, DiffServ does not extend to end-to-end QoS assurance. In this paper, we propose a simple resource-brokering scheme operating over a hierarchically connected internetwork of administratively-independent DiffServ-capable domains that is a simplified model of the Internet. The proposed asynchronous, multi-agent resource-brokering scheme operates locally but avoids conflicts globally. In this way, the traffic control reflects the underlying structure of the internetwork, introduces only a localized complexity thus scaling up well, and permits independent policies between the interconnected domains.