On Distributed Communications

IV. Priority, Precedence, and Overload

by Paul Baran

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One in a series of eleven Memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. It is concerned with the establishment of traffic precedence doctrines designed to achieve optimum utilization of the communications resource, especially within a seriously degraded and overloaded network.

Table of Contents

  • Preface HTML

  • Summary HTML

  • Acknowledgments HTML

  • Section I

    Introduction HTML

  • Section II

    Traffic Overload HTML

  • Section III

    The Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network HTML

  • Section IV

    User Control HTML

  • Section V

    Media Control HTML

  • Section VI

    Perishability Control HTML

  • Section VII

    Conclusions HTML

  • Appendix A

    DCS Speed of Service Criteria HTML

  • Appendix B

    Minimize--Selected Excerpts from Air Force Regulations HTML

  • Appendix C

    Commercial Telephone Traffic Overload Protection Techniques HTML

  • List of Publications in the Series HTML

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