Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a network layer packet forwarding technology that provides flexible circuit switched traffic engineering solutions in packet switched networks by explicit path routing. However, the actual weakness of MPLS resides in its inability to provide application-level routing intelligence, which is a fundamental component especially for voice delivery. In this paper we propose to introduce a Multi-Agent System (MAS) within the MPLS network to improve its performance. The introduction of agents takes place into the decision points in MPLS at the flow level, and distributes traffic based on the quality of service required by the type of traffic. We also propose an intelligent framework for network as well as an architecture of our agent in order to improve the efficiency of the Quality of Service (QoS) within MPLS.

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Published on 01/01/2005

Volume 2005, 2005
DOI: 10.1007/0-387-32015-6_3
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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