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Network-Layer Signaling: Transport Layer

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Authors Melinda Shore , David McGrew , Kaushik Biswas
Last updated 2008-07-13
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The RSVP model for communicating requests to network devices along a datapath has proven useful for a variety of applications beyond what the protocol designers envisioned, and while the architectural model generalizes well the protocol itself has a number of features that limit its applicability to applications other than IntServ. Network Layer Signaling uses the RSVP on-path communication model and provides a lightweight transport layer for non-QoS signaling applications, such as discovery or diagnostics. It is based on a "two-layer" architecture that divides protocol function into transport and application. This document describes the transport protocol.


Melinda Shore
David McGrew
Kaushik Biswas

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