Fair bandwidth allocation for Assured Forwarding (AF) services

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Fair bandwidth allocation is one of the most challenging research issues in the context of Assured Forwarding (AF) in the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) networks. There exist many works that tried to assure the fairness of bandwidth allocation. However, these works only focused on studying the simple case, in which multiple AF flows share a single bottleneck link, and they also lacked a solid theoretical analysis to validate themselves. In this paper, we propose a Network-assist Packet Marking (NPM) scheme to offer fair bandwidth allocation among multiple aggregates. By both theoretical analysis and experimental evaluation, we demonstrate that NPM can fairly distribute bandwidth among these aggregates in both single and multiple bottleneck link networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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