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Usability Evaluation of Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study is the result of a master's thesis project at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm-Sweden. The thesis was performed at the TS-lab at the department for Teleinformatic.

The following work-items of the activity are reported in this report:

1. Investigation and description of resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP)

2. Investigation and validation of RSVP support in Cisco routers

The following test related work-items are reported in this report:

  • Construction of the local environment for evaluation of all tools
  • Construction of the lab environment for the test
  • Construction of a production environment for the test in a production network
  • Implementation of RSVP test application ( Precept's software RSVP Test Kit [22])
  • Implementation of Internet Protocol TeleVision (IP/TV) for test flow
  • Measurement of Quality of Service (QoS) in the Sweden Silicon Valley Link (SSVL)- network (Quality assessment of the transmitted data-flow with and without using RSVP).

The result of my studies and investigations about the usability of RSVP indicates that, it can possibly be used to do reservations in a small, low capacity controlled environment.

In our attempt to test the validity of this statement we set up several experimental reservations using RSVP in end-hosts and routers by implemented experimental real-time flow delivery using PCs (Windows 95/98/NT) and Cisco routers. However, we encountered some difficulties performing these experiments, which could be explained by the characteristics of the network (production network), used during the tests.

Our next step was to apply this theory to a high capacity network. The result of these experiments confirms that a reservation could statistically get through in the end-hosts and the routers. To our disappointment we found that loading the network with high capacity of flow results in failure to meet requirements of the reservation.

I believe that RSVP may be used "as is" for small and well-controlled environments. I would not recommend RSVP for making reservation in larger network (such as SSVL-network) due to its complexity. Some issues (including Admission- and Policy Control) remains to be solved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 78 p.
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93554OAI: diva2:516952
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Computer Science and Technology
2000-05-09, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 08:30 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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