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A performance study of RSVP with proposed extensions

Mathy, L. and Hutchison, David and Schmid, S. and Simpson, Steven (2002) A performance study of RSVP with proposed extensions. Computer Communications, 25 (18). pp. 1782-1798. ISSN 0140-3664

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Abstract

Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) was developed as an intended key component for the evolving Internet, and in particular for the Integrated Services architecture. Therefore, RSVP performance is crucially important; yet this has been little studied up till now. In this paper, we target two of the most important aspects of RSVP: its ability to establish flows and its steady-state overhead. We first identify the factors influencing the performance of the protocol by modelling the establishment mechanism. Then, we propose the principles of a Fast Establishment Mechanism (FEM) aimed at speeding up the set-up procedure in RSVP. We analyse FEM by means of simulation, and show that it offers improvements to the performance of RSVP over a range of likely circumstances. We also present the principles of a simple mechanism aimed at reducing the steady-state (i.e. refresh) message overhead of RSVP.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resource ReSerVation Protocol ; Internet ; Traffic
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12121
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2009 15:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:19
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12121

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