Some thoughts on the packet network architecture

  • Authors:
  • Lixia Zhang

  • Affiliations:
  • -

  • Venue:
  • ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
  • Year:
  • 1987

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Performance control in packet switching networks is one of the remaining areas that are yet to be explored. In this paper we look into the performance problems with two existing network architectures, datagram and virtual circuit. The major problem with the datagram network is lack of effective traffic control; and with the virtual circuit network, the improperly defined network control semantics and mechanisms. We consider that a new network architecture should be investigated in order to provide performance support for diverse applications.