An Analysis of Aggregate-Traffic Marker for Multi-Service Networks

Jitae SHIN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.2   pp.674-681
Publication Date: 2003/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology III)
Category: Packet Transmission
differentiated services,  trTCM,  QoS,  traffic marker,  

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The differentiated services (DiffServ) architecture is proposed to provide a service differentiation between traffic classes or behavior aggregates in a scalable manner. A key functional element to deploy DiffServ is traffic conditioning, more specifically traffic marker. This paper proposes an adaptive and aggregated traffic marker embodying the functions: (1) inter-connect two-rate three color markers (trTCMs), (2) estimate the aggregate rate of Assured Forwarding (AF) classes, and (3) re-mark the some parts of excessive portion of assigned link-rate per AF class queue with some down-grading probability to lower AF class. Both analysis and simulations are used to evaluate the performance of the proposed aggregate-traffic marker. The analysis of the proposed marker shows its clear service differentiation among behavior aggregates (BAs) under different traffic load conditions. Also a performance evaluation is performed through network simulation with more realistic traffics as unbalanced intensities among different BAs. Shortly, our proposed aggregate-traffic marker enables to keep the priority orders in terms of loss rate and delay/jitter among BAs in spites of varying and unbalanced traffic intensities.