A survey of internet QoS signaling

Dimitra Vali, Sarantis Paskalis, Lazaros Merakos, Alexandros Kaloxylos
2004 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
The need for real-time services support over the Internet drives research efforts towards the provision of quality of service (QoS) guarantees in IP networks. Amongst the various aspects of QoS provisioning, QoS state establishment and maintenance in intermediate routers is a major factor, responsible for dynamic resource allocation. The dynamic manipulation of QoS state is possible through the utilization of appropriate QoS signaling that triggers the respective resource allocation in
more » ... le network elements. At first, protocol design assumed a homogeneous underlying network and resulted in end-to-end QoS protocols that applied specific QoS configuration in all routers along the path. The need, however, for accommodating network heterogeneity and flexibility, gave birth to a two-tier resource management model that utilizes separate signaling for intra-and inter-domain reservations and requires different signaling processing in domain interior and border routers. This paper gives an overview of the QoS signaling protocols designed for the Internet and describes their characteristics. Moreover, the identified protocols are classified depending on their applicability for intraor inter-domain usage. A comparison of the various protocols based on some common signaling elements is also provided and future trends in the Internet QoS signaling area are identified.
doi:10.1109/comst.2004.5342297 fatcat:glfaysdbvfbanls3movavc5vui