Chapter 15. Configuring RSVP

This chapter describes how to configure Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), which is an IP service that allows end systems or hosts on either side of a router network to establish a reserved-bandwidth path between them to predetermine and ensure QoS for their data transmission.

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RSVP allows end systems to request QoS guarantees from the network. The need for network resource reservations differs for data traffic versus for real-time traffic, as follows:

  • Data traffic seldom needs reserved bandwidth because internetworks provide datagram services for data traffic. This asynchronous packet switching may not need guarantees of service ...

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