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Explicit Allocation of Best Effort Packet Delivery Service

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February 1999
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This paper presents the "Allocated Capacity" framework for
providing different levels of best-effort service in times of network
congestion. The "Allocated Capacity" framework - extensions to the
Internet protocols and algorithms - can allocate bandwidth to
different users in a controlled and predictable way during network
congestion. The framework sup ports two complimentary ways of
controlling the bandwidth allocation: sender-based and
receiver-based. In today's heterogeneous and commercial Internet, the
framework can serve as a basis for charging for usage, an more
efficiently utilizing the network resources.

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