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Re: The Qos PipeDream [Was: RE: Two Tiered Internet]

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Thu Dec 15 22:43:38 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, John Kristoff wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 03:29:29 +0000 (GMT)
> "Christopher L. Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > In my experience that is easier said than done.  However, you remind
> > > me of what I think is what most who say they want QoS are really
> > > after. DoS protection.  By focusing on DoS mitigation instead of
> > > trying to provide service differentiation, things begin to make more
> > > sense and actually become much more practical and deployable.
> >
> > how does qos help with a dos attack?
> My point is that it's not QoS, it's DoS mitigation.  Whatever that
> means to you, that is the solution I think most people may ultimately
> be looking for when they say they want QoS.

ah-ha! and here I thought they wanted buzzword compliance :) From what
sales/customers say it seems like they have a perception that 'qos will
let me use MORE of my too-small pipe' (or not spend as fast on more pipe)
more than anything else.