Networking

Improving Internet Quality of Service through Active Queue Management in Routers

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Executive Summary

The traffic characteristics of real-time and non real-time applications require a certain Quality of Service (QoS) from the Internet in terms of bandwidth, delay, packet loss, fairness and jitter. However, most of the current Active Queue Management (AQM) algorithms at the Internet routers do not guarantee QoS for real time traffics such as video and audio. This is because most of the algorithms handle different packets of different traffics by the same strategy. In this paper, the authors propose a new AQM strategy to guarantee QoS for real time traffics. The proposed strategy uses three queues at the internet routers, each of which handles a single class of traffic. Where, the arriving packets are queued according to their class type.

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