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An Outline Framework for QoS Signalling Protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Robert Hancock , Eleanor Hepworth
Last updated 2002-05-20
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The Next-Steps-in-Signalling (NSIS) working group of the IETF is considering the requirements for QoS signalling protocols [2]. One element of this, and follow up work, is to develop a framework within which existing and proposed protocols can be analysed, and which captures how QoS signalling protocols should interact, both with each other and with other components of the Internet, such as routing protocols or AAA mechanisms. Because of this aspect of interactions, the scope of an NSIS framework is necessarily broader than the scope of any new NSIS protocol. Previous work suggests that a complete QoS signalling framework is a major undertaking. This Internet Draft outlines the principal components of such a framework and their interrelationships. It could be used as a starting point for more detailed investigation of individual components. It could also be used to refine the scope of NSIS more precisely, both in terms of what functions are to be considered and how many variant approaches are relevant.


Robert Hancock
Eleanor Hepworth

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