Models for a self-managed Internet
F. P. Kelly
Paper presented at:
Network Modelling in the 21st Century,
Royal Society Discussion Meeting,
London, December 1999, and published as:
Transactions of the Royal Society A358 (2000) 2335-2348.
This paper uses a variety of mathematical models to explore
some of the consequences of rapidly growing communications
capacity for the
evolution of the Internet. It is argued that
queueing delays may become small
in comparison with propagation delays, and that differentiation
between traffic classes within the network may become redundant.
Instead, a simple packet network may be able to support an
arbitrarily differentiated and constantly evolving
set of services, by conveying
information on incipient congestion to intelligent end-nodes
which themselves determine what should be their demands on
the packet network.
stability, shadow price, fairness, explicit
congestion notification, queues, short transfers
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