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IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service (RFC2549)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003135D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Waitzman: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo amends RFC 1149, "A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers", with Quality of Service information. This is an experimental, not recommended standard.

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Network Working Group D. Waitzman

Request for Comments: 2549 IronBridge Networks

Updates: 1149 1 April 1999

Category: Experimental

IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo amends RFC 1149, "A Standard for the Transmission of IP

Datagrams on Avian Carriers", with Quality of Service information.

This is an experimental, not recommended standard.

Overview and Rational

The following quality of service levels are available: Concorde,

First, Business, and Coach. Concorde class offers expedited data

delivery. One major benefit to using Avian Carriers is that this is

the only networking technology that earns frequent flyer miles, plus

the Concorde and First classes of service earn 50% bonus miles per

packet. Ostriches are an alternate carrier that have much greater

bulk transfer capability but provide slower delivery, and require the

use of bridges between domains.

The service level is indicated on a per-carrier basis by bar-code

markings on the wing. One implementation strategy is for a bar-code

reader to scan each carrier as it enters the router and then enqueue

it in the proper queue, gated to prevent exit until the proper time.

The carriers may sleep while enqueued.

For secure networks, carriers may have classes Prime or Choice.

Prime carriers are self-keying when using public key encryption.

Some distributors have been known to falsely classify Choice carriers

as Prime.

Packets MAY be marked for deletion using RED paint while enqueued.

Weighted fair queueing (WFQ) MAY be implemented using scales, as

shown:

__

_____/-----\ / o\

<____ _____\_/ >--

+-----+ \ / /______/

| 10g | /|:||/

+-----+ /____/|

| 10g | |

+-----+ .. X

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^

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Carriers in the queue too long may...