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Loss differentiation is recommended as a service differentiation provided by an assured forwarding (AF) per-fop behavior (PHB) in differentiated service (DiffServ) architecture. An active queue management (AQM) technique is addressed as a suitable alternative to realize the service differentiation because the AF PHB should attempt to minimize long-term congestion while permitting short-term congestion in order to accommodate traffic bursts. In order to realize the AF PHB using an AQM scheme, it is desirable that the AQM scheme has DVO properties of sheltering and load tolerance in order to protect low drop precedence traffic and to prevent starvation of high drop precedence traffic. In this paper, we introduce another desirable property of assured drop probability. We modify an existing AQM algorithm for the property so that it assures a target drop probability in a properly provisioned network. Other properties of sheltering and load tolerance still hold for the modified AQM scheme. We evaluate it with other comparable schemes, i.e., WRED and RIO through simulation.
Date of Conference: 3-6 Jan. 2005