Paper review: Integrated Services in the Internet
Reviewer: Jason Oh
- This paper evaluates existing issues with the Internet architecture that interfere with supporting real-time as well as non-real-time service of IP.
- The main contribution of this paper is to evaluate the necessary architecture for real-time transactions over the Internet, including multicasting. The authors evaluate integrated services model as a concept and address existing issues regarding its deployment.
- The Internet was not originally designed to offer sophisticated quality of service. Before real-time applications can become pervasive on the Internet, the infrastructure must be modified to support real-time quality of service, and this service must be capable from the beginning of handling multicasts.
- This paper rates a 4 for its contribution to the real-time services model on the Internet. The issues that it discusses are important to provide the quality of service necessary for such applications as remote video and multimedia conferencing.
- The methodology of the paper is logical and thorough as the authors introduce and address criteria for quality of service of real-time communications. The authors integrate their discussion of these criteria into their evaluation of the integrated services concept.