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Traffic accounting mechanism for Integrated Internet Services
Author(s): Massimiliano Canosa; Martino De Marco; Alessandro Maiocchi
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Paper Abstract

A recent flurry of research activity has defined an Integrated Internet Services (IIS) model, in which traditional best-effort datagram delivery can co-exit with additional enhanced QoS delivery classes. Such a service model can be used efficiently only it is combined with a usage-based and QoS-sensitive pricing scheme. The traffic flow measurement architecture (RTFM) provides a tool for measuring Internet's traffic flow. Nevertheless, the current Internet still lacks an accounting infrastructure capable of supporting sophisticated pricing schemes. This paper presents the design and the implementation of a traffic accounting mechanism for IIS. The implementation is based on the RTFM framework and has two main components: meters, that are dedicated host attached to a network segment and measuring traffic flowing on that segment, and managers, which retrieve information from the meter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3529, Internet Routing and Quality of Service, (16 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333715
Show Author Affiliations
Massimiliano Canosa, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Martino De Marco, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Alessandro Maiocchi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


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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