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Modelling and Improving Flow Establishment in RSVP

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Publication date2000
Host publicationPfHSN '99: Proceedings of the IFIP TC6 WG6.1 WG6.4 / IEEE ComSoc TC on on Gigabit Networking Sixth International Workshop on Protocols for High Speed Networks VI
Place of PublicationDeventer, The Netherlands, The Netherlands
PublisherKluwer, B.V.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)0-7923-8690-6
<mark>Original language</mark>English


RSVP has developed as a key component for the evolving Internet, and in particular for the Integrated Services Architecture. Therefore, RSVP performance is crucially important; yet this has been little studied up till now. In this paper, we target one of the most important aspects of RSVP: its ability to establish flows. We first identify the factors influencing the performance of the protocol by modelling the establishment mechanism. Then, we propose a Fast Establishment Mechanism (FEM) aimed at speeding up the set-up procedure in RSVP. We analyse FEM by means of simulation, and show that it offers improvements to the performance of RSVP over a range of likely circumstances.