RSVP: A Resource ReSerVation Protocol

TitleRSVP: A Resource ReSerVation Protocol
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsZhang, L., Deering S., Estrin D., Shenker S. J., & Zappala D.
Published inIEEE Network Magazine
Other Numbers3512

A resource reservation protocol (RSVP), a flexible and scalable receiver-oriented simplex protocol, is described. RSVP provides receiver-initiated reservations to accommodate heterogeneity among receivers as well as dynamic membership changes; separates the filters from the reservation, thus allowing channel changing behavior; supports a dynamic and robust multipoint-to-multipoint communication model by taking a soft-state approach in maintaining resource reservations; and decouples the reservation and routing functions. A simple network configuration with five hosts connected by seven point-to-point links and three switches is presented to illustrate how RSVP works. Related work and unresolved issues are discussed.

Bibliographic Notes

IEEE Network Magazine, Vol. 7, Issue 5, pp. 8-18

Abbreviated Authors

L. Zhang, S. Deering, D. Estrin, S. Shenker, and D. Zappala

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine