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RSVP API Issues

Don Hoffman

hoffman@eng.sun.com

ftp://playground.sun.com/pub/rsvp/ietf_api_slides.ps

RSVP API Specification

?Goal is to issue as Informational RFC, but rehashed in platform-neutral terms.

?Use by vendors is strictly voluntary.

?Vendors to work with appropriate API standardization groups (WinSock forum, XOpen, POSIX). These groups may reference API RFC.

API Design

?Some general consensus:

? Most programmers will find full IS data-formats complex to use.
? Three formats is too many.

?Support two formats:

? Basic QoS format that support CLS and GS as defined in Version 1 specifications. ? Leave IS format for research community and advanced programmers