The Feasibility of Introducing ATM SVCs

Ron Sprenkels, Bram van der Waaij, Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Aiko Pras

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    This paper presents the results of a case study performed for SURFnet bv. to determine if the time is ripe to introduce ATM SVCs into the Dutch ATM research network. The current state of the art in ATM SVCs is that vendors have been shipping SVC capable equipment for some time now. SVCs seem attractive, in the sense that they can be created on demand and instantaneously by the user, and that they are guaranteed to provide the QoS level that the user requested. In case of overload, however, ATM will no longer be able to accept new connections and users will experience denial of service. The question being addressed in this paper is whether such denial of service situations can be managed using current equipment and standardized solutions. Three strategies are being examined: is it possible to introduce different access policies for different users; is it possible to intervene in existing connections and is it possible to reduce network load by calling users to account? The outcome of the case study is that denial of service problems can not yet be managed properly. For this reason, and despite the availability of SVC capable ATM products, SURFnet decided to call off the introduction of ATM SVCs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications 1999 (NOC'99)
    EditorsD.W. Faulkner, A. Harmer
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)90-5199-498-2
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 1999
    EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 1999 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 199924 Jun 1999


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, NOC 1999
    Abbreviated titleNOC


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