OverQoS: Offering Internet QoS using overlays

Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Ion Stoica, Hari Balakrishnan, Randy H. Katz

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This paper proposes OverQoS, an architecture for providing Internet QoS using overlay networks. OverQoS empowers third-party providers to offer enhanced network services to their customers using the notion of a controlled loss virtual link (CLVL). The CLVL abstraction bounds the loss-rate experienced by the overlay traffic; OverQoS uses it to provide differential rate allocations, statistical bandwidth and loss assurances, and enables explicit-rate congestion control algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Communication Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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