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The `Virtual Wire' Per-Domain Behavior

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (diffserv WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Van Jacobson , Kathleen Nichols , Kedernath Poduri
Last updated 2000-07-21
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document describes an edge-to-edge behavior, in diffserv terminology a per-domain behavior, called `Virtual Wire' (VW) that can be constructed in any domain supporting the diffserv EF PHB plus appropriate domain ingress policers. The VW behavior is essentially indistinguishable from a dedicated circuit and can be used anywhere it is desired to replace dedicated circuits with IP transport. Although one attribute of VW is the delivery of a peak rate, in VW this is explicitly coupled with a bounded jitter attribute. The document is a edited version of the earlier draft-ietf-diff- serv-ba-vw-00.txt with a new name to reflect a change in Diffserv WG terminology. A pdf version of this document is available at ftp://ftp.packet-


Van Jacobson
Kathleen Nichols
Kedernath Poduri

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