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A Critique of Modern Internet Protocols: The Issue of Support for Multimedia

Hutchison, David and El-Marakby, Randa and Mathy, Laurent (1997) A Critique of Modern Internet Protocols: The Issue of Support for Multimedia. In: Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques — ECMAST '97 Second European Conference Milan, Italy, May 21–23, 1997 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 507-522. ISBN 978-3-540-63078-4

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Abstract

The provision and support of new distributed multimedia services are of prime concern for telecommunications operators and suppliers. Clearly, the potential of the latest Internet protocols to contribute communications components is of considerable interest to them. In this paper we present three of the major new protocols introduced into the Internet environment to support real-time and multimedia communications. These are respectively IPv6 (the new version of the Internet protocol), RSVP (Resource Reservation Protocol) and RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) with its control protocol RTCP. We then attempt to review these protocols critically in order to assess their suitability for purpose.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 56844
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2012 14:16
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 02:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/56844

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