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Predictive loss pattern queue management for Internet routers
Author(s): Henning A. Sanneck; G. Carle
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Paper Abstract

Widespread availability of real-time services is then ext challenge for the Internet after the introduction of the WWW has already changed Internet traffic patterns once. As the Internet provides a 'best effort' datagram service only, no assurance for actual packet delivery for real-time flows can be given. Most real-time applications exhibit tolerance against occasional loss of packets, but are sensitive to losses that occur in bursts. This is especially significant for a voice service, which we consider as our primary target application in this paper due to its importance in the future Internet, its relatively well-known subjective properties in the presence of packet loss an its simple flow structure. Currently all hop-by-hop approaches to enhance the QoS for real-time flows either use strict per-flow setup and state maintenance of reservations or rely on the sender/ingress router which is unaware of the amount and the location of congestion in the network to mark packets for preferred treatment. This results in either high resource consumption in the network or dissatisfactory perceived quality. For interactive voice, end-to-end adaptation to the current network load is also difficult to apply, considering the per-flow overhead and usual traffic properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3529, Internet Routing and Quality of Service, (16 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333711
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Henning A. Sanneck, GMD Fokus (Germany)
G. Carle, GMD Fokus (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3529:
Internet Routing and Quality of Service
Raif O. Onvural; Seyhan Civanlar; Paul J. Doolan; Seyhan Civanlar; Paul J. Doolan; James V. Luciani; James V. Luciani, Editor(s)

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