This book provides a practical guide to flow-aware networking (FAN), one of the most promising new quality-of-service architectures for the Future Internet. The latest concepts are examined in detail, including coverage of approximate flow-aware networking. The scope and evolution of the debate on network neutrality is also discussed. Topics and features: provides a broad survey of flow-oriented approaches and solutions based on the concept of flows; presents a range of mechanisms for improving transmission performance of streaming flows under congestion; illustrates how problems caused by congestion may be solved in a multilayer environment, proposing new methods for enhancing transmission in wired-wireless FAN; analyzes aspects of fair transmission in FAN, reviewing algorithms that improve transmission of streaming flows during network failures; describes the implementation aspects of the cross-protect router; concludes each chapter with review questions, with answers provided at the end of the book.
Dr. Jerzy Domzal and Dr. Robert Wojcik are Assistant Professors in the Department of Telecommunications at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. Dr. Andrzej Jajszczyk is a Professor at the same institution.
Flow-Oriented Approaches Flow-Aware Networking Flow-Aware Networking for Net Neutrality Congestion Control in Flow-Aware Networks Fairness in Flow-Aware Networks FAN in Case of Failure Service Differentiation in FAN Service Degradation in FAN Implementation of Cross-Protect Router Summary Answers