A Bounded-delay service for the internet

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Authors Alan O'Neill  , Simon Carter  , Terry Hodgkinson  , David Mortimore 
Last updated 1998-11-18
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This document outlines a proposed new service class for the internet which is intended to provide for some small proportion of the total traffic on each link, a quantifiable, low-delay service having essentially no packet-loss. We call this proposed service, Bounded- delay (BD). The approach is consistent with the architecture and philosophy of diff-serv, and could potentially make use of the proposed EF PHB. BD is similar in many respects to Premium service which has been described previously [Twobit], except that BD is intended specifically to allow control of end-to-end delay in a quantifiable manner.


Alan O'Neill (aoneill@bt-sys.bt.co.uk)
Simon Carter (simon.carter@bt-sys.bt.co.uk)
Terry Hodgkinson (terry.hodgkinson@bt-sys.bt.co.uk)
David Mortimore (david.mortimore@bt-sys.bt.co.uk)

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