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Network Programming for Microsoft® Windows®, Second Edition by Jim Ohlund, Anthony Jones

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Background

QOS requires three components to make it work:

  • Devices on the network—such as routers and switches—that are QOS aware

  • Local workstations that can prioritize traffic that they place on the network

  • The policy component: who is allowed to use the available bandwidth and how much they are allowed to use

Before we begin discussing these components, we need to look at the RSVP, which is the signaling protocol used between QOS senders and QOS receivers. RSVP plays a major role in QOS and the integration of the three major components of QOS.

RSVP

RSVP is the glue that binds the network, application, and policy components into one cohesive unit. RSVP carries resource reservation requests through the network, which can be composed of different ...

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