Protocols for Providing Performance Guarantees in a Packet Switching Internet

TitleProtocols for Providing Performance Guarantees in a Packet Switching Internet
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsLowery, C. M.
Other Numbers632

As advances in technology enable us to implement very high speed computer networks, we expect to use our networks for more diverse applications. While the Internet was designed with textual data processing in mind, future networks will carry information such as voice, music, images, and video, along with textual data. Many new applications will have real-time performance requirements, where the timing of data arrival is crucial to its usefulness.This paper describes a methodology developed at the University of California at Berkeley to support such applications, reviews related research work, and proposes a real-time delivery system, composed of a new protocol for administration of real-time connections, combined with modifications to the Internet Protocol (IP) to support such connections. Transport protocol requirements are also discussed. This work is intended to facilitate experiments with real-time communication over the Experimental University Network (XUNET).

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-91-002

Abbreviated Authors

C. M. Lowery

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report