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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 50. Resource Reservation Protocol

Objectives

  • Explain the difference between RSVP and routing protocols.

  • Name the three traffic types supported by RSVP.

  • Understand RSVP's different filter and style types.

  • Explain the purpose of RSVP tunneling.

Background

The Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) is a network-control protocol that enables Internet applications to obtain differing qualities of service (QoS) for their data flows. Such a capability recognizes that different applications have different network performance requirements. Some applications, including the more traditional interactive and batch applications, require reliable delivery of data but do not impose any stringent requirements for the timeliness of delivery. Newer application types, ...

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