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In this paper the functionality requirements of a user-network interface for bandwidth allocation are discussed. Such requirements include the capability to provide end users with a variety of non-deteriorating connection types. In addition effective policy enforcement and traffic shaping mechanisms are required to facilitate network management and the efficient utilization of network resources. Based on these requirements, a user-network interface model is proposed, and its performance is studied. Its intrinsic properties are revealed for two cases, a Poisson source and a bursty source.
Bovopoulos, Andreas D. and Valdimarsson, Einir, "Performance Evaluation of a User Network Interface for ATM Networks" Report Number: WUCS-90-32 (1990). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.