Policy-based Traffic Management in Home Area Network – An Elementary Testbed Model

Ibrahim Rana, Annie and Ó Foghlú, Mícheál (2009) Policy-based Traffic Management in Home Area Network – An Elementary Testbed Model. In: 7th Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) Conference, December 2009, Pakistan.

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Traffic management in home area network (HAN) is different from the traditional traffic management in access and core networks. Traditionally network traffic works in best effort fashion and the HAN services are usually accommodated on the basis of first-in first-out rule. However quality can deteriorate when high number of users is connected to the HAN. Moreover the bursty traffic can also impact the quality by chocking the network traffic and blocking the network resources for all other traffic. Traffic management rules can be employed in HAN to prioritise different types of traffic according to user requirements. Dynamic configuration of network resources and services is multifaceted process, which requires many skills and knowledge. Policy-based Traffic Management (PBTM) can play a significant role in managing home networks and configuring the services dynamically according to HAN user requirements. This paper presents a testbed model for HAN to simplify traffic management process based on the principles of policy-based network management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Telecommunications Software and Systems Group > Communications Infrastructure Management
Telecommunications Software and Systems Group > Pervasive Communications Services
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Computing, Maths and Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 08:40
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:26
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1491

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