Title: Zone-based congestion detection and control using routing method on the internet

Authors: Ashraf Uddin Ahmed, Senro Saito, Zixue Cheng, Makoto Takizawa

Addresses: Department of Computers and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan. ' Department of Computer Systems, The University of Aizu, Japan. ' Department of Computer Systems, The University of Aizu, Japan. ' Department of Computers and Systems Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Abstract: The rapid growth of information technology has resulted in severe congestion problems in the internet. Due to micro-level congestion (such as link and router), it is hard to detect and control the congestion from the internet. To reduce and/or overcome this problem, we introduce, a macro-level congestion detection mechanism and congestion control method across the internet. Here, a zone is a collection of hundreds or thousands of networks situated in a geographical region. A zone has a zone-manager and border routers; they can cooperate with each other by controlling information. Using our method, zones can prevent congestion and produce better zone performance.

Keywords: network performance metrics; zone performance metrics; zone-based congestion control; zone-based QoS; quality of service; congestion detection; internet; network congestion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2007.015760

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2007 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.12 - 23

Published online: 14 Nov 2007 *

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