Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Subbarao Wunnava

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Tadeusz M. Babij

Third Advisor's Name

Malcolm Heimer

Date of Defense

11-21-2002

Abstract

With the growing commercial importance of the Internet and the development of new real-time, connection-oriented services like IP-telephony and electronic commerce resilience is becoming a key issue in the design of TP-based networks. Two emerging technologies, which can accomplish the task of efficient information transfer, are Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Differentiated Services. A main benefit of MPLS is the ability to introduce traffic-engineering concepts due to its connection-oriented characteristic. With MPLS it is possible to assign different paths for packets through the network. Differentiated services divides traffic into different classes and treat them differently, especially when there is a shortage of network resources. In this thesis, a framework was proposed to integrate the above two technologies and its performance in providing load balancing and improving QoS was evaluated. Simulation and analysis of this framework demonstrated that the combination of MPLS and Differentiated services is a powerful tool for QoS provisioning in IP networks.

Identifier

FI14051194

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