REDO RSVP: Efficient Signalling for Multimedia in the Internet

  • Laurent Mathy
  • David Hutchison
  • Stefan Schmid
  • Steven Simpson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1718)


Alarming reports of performance and scalability problems associated with per-flow reservations have led many to doubt the ultimate utility of RSVP and the Integrated Services Architecture that relies on it. Because we are convinced of the need for some form of resource reservation, to support multimedia communications in the Internet, we have set about trying to improve RSVP. By careful study of the protocol, we have identified areas for improvement, and propose REDO RSVP, a reduced overhead version that includes a fast establishment mechanism (FEM). In this paper we describe the rationale for REDO RSVP and present a detailed analysis of its features and operations. We also analyse REDO RSVP by means of simulations, and show that it offers improvements to the performance of RSVP.


Control Message Resource Reservation Path State Network Failure Upstream Node 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Mathy
    • 1
  • David Hutchison
    • 1
  • Stefan Schmid
    • 1
  • Steven Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

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