[rfc-dist] RFC 5670 on Metering and Marking Behaviour of PCN-Nodes

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        RFC 5670

        Title:      Metering and Marking Behaviour of 
        Author:     P. Eardley, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2009
        Mailbox:    philip.eardley at bt.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 44363
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-pcn-marking-behaviour-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5670.txt

The objective of Pre-Congestion Notification (PCN) is to protect the
quality of service (QoS) of inelastic flows within a Diffserv domain
in a simple, scalable, and robust fashion.  This document defines the
two metering and marking behaviours of PCN-nodes.  Threshold-metering
and -marking marks all PCN-packets if the rate of PCN-traffic is
greater than a configured rate ("PCN-threshold-rate").  Excess-
traffic-metering and -marking marks a proportion of PCN-packets, such
that the amount marked equals the rate of PCN-traffic in excess of a
configured rate ("PCN-excess-rate").  The level of marking allows
PCN-boundary-nodes to make decisions about whether to admit or
terminate PCN-flows.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Congestion and Pre-Congestion Notification Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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