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IEEE Network

Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 2003

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  • Evaluation of transport protocols for the session initiation protocol

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (47)
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    SCTP is a newly developed transport protocol tailored for signaling transport. Whereas in theory SCTP is supposed to achieve a much better performance than TCP and UDP, at present there are no experimental results showing SCTP's real benefits. This article analyzes SCTP's strengths and weaknesses and provides simulation results. We implemented SIP on top of UDP, TCP, and SCTP in the network simula... View full abstract»

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  • Key management approaches to offer data confidentiality for secure multicast

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    Multicasting is an efficient way to deliver data to a large group of users in applications such as Internet stock quotes, audio and music delivery, file and video distribution, etc. Many of these applications require the security feature of data confidentiality, which is not readily offered by the "open" nature of multicast. In order to offer such confidentiality, the encryption and decryption key... View full abstract»

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  • Transport of TCP/IP traffic over assured forwarding IP-differentiated services

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The Internet is facing a twofold challenge: to increase network capacity in order to accommodate a steadily increasing number of users; to guarantee the quality of service for existing applications and for new multimedia applications requiring real-time network response. In order to meet these requirements, IETF is currently defining the differentiated service (DiffServ) architecture, which should... View full abstract»

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  • An evolution to crossbar switches with virtual output queuing and buffered cross points

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):48 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (1)
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    Input queued (IQ) switch architectures with virtual output queues (VOQ) scale up to very high speeds and have been a subject of intense research in the past decade. VOQ IQ switches require switch matrix scheduling algorithms to match input ports to out ports. In this tutorial article, we present an overview of switch matrix scheduling for VOQ IQ switches with crossbar switch fabrics. We then descr... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile number portability

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):8 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Mobile number portability allows a mobile subscriber to switch operators without changing his/her telephone number. This article describes and analyzes mobile number portability routing mechanisms and their implementation costs. We first describe the signaling relay function (SRF)-based solution for call related and noncall related routing. Then we describe the intelligent network (IN)-based solut... View full abstract»

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As currently defined, IEEE Network covers the following areas: 1. network protocols and architectures, 2. Protocol design and validation, 3. Communication software and its development and test, 4. Network control and signalling, 5. network management, 6. Practical network implementations including local area networks, (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), and wide  area networks, (WANs), 7. Switching and processing in integrated (voice/data) networks and network components, 8. Micro-to-host communication.

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Nei Kato
Tohoku University, Japan
kato@it.is.tohoku.ac.jp