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Re: The Qos PipeDream

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Fri Dec 16 07:11:34 2005

* Sean Donelan:

> AT&T, Global Crossing, Level3, MCI, Savvis, Sprint, etc have sold
> QOS services for years. Level3 says 20% of the traffic over its
> backbone is "better than Best-Effort."

Well, are you sure these traffic classes are actually enforced at the
router level?  Maybe it's just a difference in the SLA, and the
packets are still treated the same across the network.

> Internet2 gave up on premium QOS and deployed "less-than Best
> Effort" scavenger class.

I doubt that utilization on Abilene is high enough for QoS to make any
difference. 8-)