The SAAM architecture : enabling integrated services
Vrable, Dean J.
Yarger, John W.
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Computer networks of today are based predominantly on the TCP/IP protocol suite that provides best effort service. The current IP protocol excels in its simplicity and network fault tolerance. The way it implements this simplicity and fault tolerance, however, limits the protocol's ability to provide a guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS). A first Step in providing this QoS is to incorporate the concept of flow based routing. This thesis describes an implementation of the Server and Agent based Active network Management (SAAM) system architecture that incorporates flow based routing. The architecture contains servers that maintain a database that is used for assigning each flow to a path that will provide the needed QoS.