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A Linux Implementation of a Differentiated Services Router

  • The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is currently working on the development of Differentiated Services (DiffServ). DiffServ seems to be a promising technology for next-generation IP networks supporting Quality-of-Services (QoS). Emerging applications such as IP telephony and time-critical business applications can benefit significantly from the DiffServ approach since the current Internet often can not provide the required QoS. This paper describes an implementation of Differentiated Services for Linux routers and end systems. The implementation is based on the Linux traffic control package and is, therefore, very flexible. It can be used in different network environments as first-hop, boundary or interior router for Differentiated Services. In addition to the implementation architecture, the paper describes performance results demonstrating the usefulness of the DiffServ concept in general and the implementation in particular.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Torsten Braun, Hans Joachim Einsiedler, Matthias Scheidegger, Günther Stattenberger, Karl Jonas, Heinrich J. Stüttgen
Parent Title (English):Rao, Sletta (Eds.): Next generation networks. Networks and services for the information society. 5th IFIP TC6 international symposium, interworking 2000, Bergen, Norway, October 3 - 6, 2000. Proceedings
First Page:302
Last Page:315
Publication year:2000
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/11/11