[rfc-dist] RFC 3662 on A Lower Effort Per-Domain Behavior (PDB) for Differentiated Services
Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:35:55 -0800
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Title: A Lower Effort Per-Domain Behavior (PDB) for
Author(s): R. Bless, K. Nichols, K. Wehrle
Date: December 2003
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I-D Tag: draft-bless-diffserv-pdb-le-01.txt
This document proposes a differentiated services per-domain behavior
(PDB) whose traffic may be "starved" (although starvation is not
strictly required) in a properly functioning network. This is in
contrast to the Internet's "best-effort" or "normal Internet traffic"
model, where prolonged starvation indicates network problems. In this
sense, the proposed PDB's traffic is forwarded with a "lower" priority
than the normal "best-effort" Internet traffic, thus the PDB is
called "Lower Effort" (LE). Use of this PDB permits a network
operator to strictly limit the effect of its traffic on
"best-effort"/"normal" or all other Internet traffic. This document
gives some example uses, but does not propose constraining the PDB's
use to any particular type of traffic.
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