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

  • From: Chris Woodfield
  • Date: Sun Dec 18 14:10:02 2005

One thing to note here is that while VoIP flows are low volume on a bits-per-second basis, they push substantially more packets per kilobit than other traffic types - as much as 50pps per 82Kbps flow. And I have seen cases of older line cards approaching their pps limits when handling large numbers of VoIP flows even though there's plenty of throughput headroom. That's not something LLQ or priority queueing are going to be able to help you mitigate at all.


On Dec 16, 2005, at 4:29 AM, [email protected] wrote:

A single VoIP call is a rather slim volume of packets compared
to many other uses of the Internet. If a network doesn't have
systemic jitter caused by layer 2 congestion, then one would
expect VoIP to work fine on a modern network. Indeed, that is
what Bill Woodcock reported a year or so ago in regard to

--Michael Dillon