Date Added: Sep 2012
This paper the authors propose and evaluate a combined routing, admission control and source distribution scheme that aims to maximize the aggregated efficiency of the system. As part of this scheme, two novel efficiency-constructed algorithms are presented. The core of the scheme is a distributed, price-constructed distribution algorithm that allocates bandwidth to flows using only locally available information. A complementary price-constructed routing algorithm for choosing the most advantageous path for the flows is also proposed. In this paper, however, the routing algorithm is part of the global distribution optimization scheme.