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Resource Reservation Protocol

In an attempt to implement QoS on IP networks, a collaborative research on a mechanism that implements resource reservation was conducted at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI). The research resulted in the development of Reservation Protocol, also called Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP). By 1995, RSVP had been demonstrated to provide QoS features and was standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) into an RFC. Today, RFC 2205 provides the standards for implementing RSVP. Primarily, RSVP can be described as a Transport layer protocol that reserves network resources on the participating routers to implement ...

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