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Re: Two Tiered Internet

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Wed Dec 14 13:12:29 2005

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 09:59:15AM -0800, Bob Snyder wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
> >Since QoS works by degrading the quality of service
> >for some streams of packets in a congestion scenario
> >and since congestion scenarios are most common on 
> >end customer links, it makes sense to let the end
> >customers fiddle with the QoS settings in both
> >directions on their link.
> >
> > 
> >
> So where would the payback be for this for the last-mile provider? 
> Compared to the pain of setting this up and supporting it, what 
> percentage of customers would actually use something like this? Just 
> trying to educate users on this would be quite challenging. "Well, sir, 
> the service allows you to select which of your traffic is important and 
> should get priority..." "But all my traffic is important!"
> It gets more fun when the medium you use to get to the end customer is a 
> shared medium, with some normal amount of oversubscription.
> Bob

	since Internet is "best-effort" ... any overt attempt 
	to reduce this best effort service to explictly degraded
	service (perhaps due to intentional overprovisioning, causing
	degraded service) ... -is NOT the Internet- ... its some
	propriatary, substandard networking technology to get me
	to the Internet.  So i suspect that marketing folks be very
	clear on what is being sold.