Date Added: Oct 2012
The current Internet architecture supports best-effort data delivery by default, which has provided satisfactory services for various applications, such as the email and file transfer, to a great extent. On the other hand, the increase in real-time multimedia applications such as Voice over IP, audio and video streaming in the public Internet demand for a Quality of Service (QoS) routing. Quality of Service (QoS) is usually defined as a set of service requirements that need to be met by the network while transporting a packet stream from source to destination. With the increasing needs of QoS provisioning for evolving applications such as real-time audio/video, it is desirable to support these services in ad hoc networking environments.