The addition of explicit congestion notification (ECN) to IP
- K. Ramakrishnan, S. Floyd, D. Black
- In IETF RFC
. The fundamental issue that we address is the allocation of limited network communication and computational resources. Our goal is to exploit the economic situation of the stakeholders so that they can apply a range of simple local policies that should give rise to more stable global situations. We model the inter-domain environment such that Axelrod’s notion of norms in social setting can be mapped on to our problem space. We further use the Paris Metro Pricing approach as we foresee the need for an explicit charging mechanism to prevent a ‘tragedy of the commons’. We finally describe our software implementation of an inter-domain manager (IDM), which has the objective of keeping state on an administrative domain basis as opposed to per network element.