As of today (Mar 5, 2004), this project is dormant.
Release 3.0 has a few bugs which are corrected in release update 3.0f, which is now the latest version:
Apparently, routing lookups (only on FreeBSD?) occasionally hang without a special reason - at least none that I am aware of. A practical work-around seems to be to disable reverse DNS lookups by specifying
when calling 'configure'. Then, log message will not show the DNS name of nodes, but only the IP addresses.
This package provides an implementation of the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP). See the respective working group at IETF for general information about RSVP. Note that currently, this protocol engine can only be regarded as almost compliant to RFC 2205, because it lacks some features (UDP encapsulation and IPv6 support) that would be necessary for a full implementation. See the files README for further information and RELEASE_NOTES for the current implementation status. Please read the file COPYRIGHT for copyright information.
Note: I do not have time and infrastructure to completely and thoroughly test every detail. This is a research prototype so use it at your own risk!
What's new in 3.0
There used to be mailing list available for technical questions and discussions about this implementation.The list is archived here. Please consult the archive, before asking questions.
Note: Really good documentation does, unfortunately, not exist. I keep hoping that I find some time for it... In the meantime, there are some README files in the doc directory of the package
A technical report describing the architecture and some implementation details can be downloaded here. A shorter version has been be presented and published at Networking 2000. The basic concepts for generalizing the traffic and policy control interface can be found in this paper for NGITA 2000. Additionally, there was a paper reporting detailed performance experiments at INFOCOM 2001. Finally, this paper from IWQoS 2001 describes the experimental protocol extensions.
The following people have contributed in various ways during the course of this implementation project (the list is no particular order). Thanks to all!
My apologies, if I forgot anyone or anything. Please le me know!
1 not included in the public distribution
Maintenance and extension of this software has been partially funded by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme IST, Project M3I (11429).
Last modified: Mar 5th, 2004