Diffserv-Interconnection Classes and Practice (RFC8100)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Mar-10
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Geib: AUTHOR [+2]
Diffserv has been deployed in many networks; it provides differentiated traffic forwarding based on the Diffserv Codepoint (DSCP) field, which is part of the IP header [RFC2474]. This document defines a set of common Diffserv classes (Per-Hop Behaviors (PHBs)) and codepoints for use at interconnection points to which and from which locally used classes and codepoints should be mapped.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Geib, Ed. Request for Comments: 8100 Deutsche Telekom Category: Informational D. Black ISSN: 2070-1721 Dell EMC March 2017
Diffserv-Interconnection Classes and Practice
This document defines a limited common set of Diffserv Per-Hop Behaviors (PHBs) and Diffserv Codepoints (DSCPs) to be applied at (inter)connections of two separately administered and operated networks, and it explains how this approach can simplify network configuration and operation. Many network providers operate Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) using Treatment Aggregates for traffic marked with different Diffserv Per-Hop Behaviors and use MPLS for interconnection with other networks. This document offers a simple interconnection approach that may simplify operation of Diffserv for network interconnection among providers that use MPLS and apply the Short Pipe Model. While motivated by the requirements of MPLS network operators that use Short Pipe Model tunnels, this document is applicable to other networks, both MPLS and non-MPLS.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.
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RFC 8100 Diffserv-Intercon March 2017
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