An integrated, distributed traffic control strategy for the future internet

Hao Che, Wenjing Su, Constantino Lagoa, Ke Xu, Chunyu Liu, Yong Cui

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    Abstract

    Due to the lack of a general theoretical foundation, today's distributed traffic control mechanisms developed at the networking layer, transport layer, and overlay are largely disintegrated. As a result, traffic control protocols developed at different layers may achieve conflicting design objectives and interact with one another in an unpredictable fashion. In this paper, we propose a novel strategy to tackle this issue. First, we propose a theoretical foundation for distributed traffic control. On the basis of this foundation, we then propose an integrated, multilayer, multi-domain traffic control structure. This structure makes it possible to develop traffic control protocols at different layers, possessing the following nice features: (1) they achieve non-conflicting design objectives; (2) they enable rich service quality features, including Quality-of-Service (QoS), Traffic Engineering (TE), and Fast Failure Recovery (FFR); (3) they lead to highly scalable, globally stable and optimal control; (4) they can deal with network diversities and tussles among administrative domains; (5) they allow effective control of dynamically generated overlay networks. The proposed strategy only makes two assumptions about the Internet architecture, i.e., the ability to support multiple domains and multi-path forwarding. As a result, the proposed strategy can be applied to the existing or any future Internet architectures for which these two assumptions hold.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 SIGCOMM Workshop on Internet Network Management, INM'06
    Pages17-22
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
    EventACM SIGCOMM 2006 - Conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication - Pisa, Italy
    Duration: Sep 11 2006Sep 15 2006

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 2006 SIGCOMM Workshop on Internet Network Management, INM'06
    Volume2006

    Other

    OtherACM SIGCOMM 2006 - Conference on Applications, Technologies, Architectures, and Protocols for Computer Communication
    CountryItaly
    CityPisa
    Period9/11/069/15/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Hardware and Architecture

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