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Virtual circuit management at IP-ATM network interface with control operating policy
Author(s): Mahbub Hassan; Mohammed Atiquzzaman
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Paper Abstract

ATM is a connection oriented network while IP is based on a connectionless protocol. Connecting the two networks requires protocol conversion. When IP packets arrive at the interconnection between the two networks, signalling is used to open a switched virtual circuit on the ATM side. In this paper, we look at the management of the ATM connection with a view to reducing the cost of the connection. We develop and compare the cost functions of three connections management policies: the delayed vacation policy, the control operating policy and the permanent virtual circuit. Furthermore, we have developed the conditions under which the control operating policy (COP) will be more cost effective than the other two policies. We conclude that there always exists some condition under which the COP will be better than the other two policies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3530, Performance and Control of Network Systems II, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325887
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Mahbub Hassan, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3530:
Performance and Control of Network Systems II
Wai Sum Lai; Robert B. Cooper, Editor(s)

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