Client Requirements for Real-Time Communication Services

TitleClient Requirements for Real-Time Communication Services
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsFerrari, D.
Other Numbers571

A real-time communication service provides its clients with the ability to specify their performance requirements and to obtain guarantees about the satisfaction of those requirements. In this paper, we propose a set of performance specifications that seem appropriate for such services; they include various types of delay bounds, throughput bounds, and reliability bounds. We also describe other requirements and desirable properties from a client's viewpoint, and the ways in which each requirement is to be translated to make it suitable for lower levels in the protocol hierarchy. Finally, we present examples of requirements specification, and discuss some of the possible objections to our approach.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-90-007

Abbreviated Authors

D. Ferrari

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report