Diameter Priority Attribute Value Pairs

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                Diameter Priority Attribute Value Pairs

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   This document defines Attribute-Value Pair (AVP) containers for various
   priority parameters for use with Diameter and the AAA framework.  The
   parameters themselves are defined in several different protocols that
   operate at either the network or application layer.

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a number of Attribute-Value Pairs (AVP) that can
   be used within the Diameter protocol [I-D.ietf-dime-rfc3588bis] to
   convey a specific set of priority parameters.  These parameters are
   specified in other documents, but are briefly described below.  The
   corresponding AVPs defined in Section 3 are an extension to those
   defined in [RFC5866].  We note that all the priority fields associated
   with the AVPs defined in this document are extensible and allow for
   additional values beyond what may have already been defined or
   registered with IANA.

   Priority influences the distribution of resources.  This influence may
   be probabilistic, ranging between (but not including) 0% and 100%, or it
   may be in the form of a guarantee to either receive or not receive the

   The influence attributed to prioritization may also affect QoS, but it
   is not to be confused with QoS.  As an example, if packets of two or more
   flows are contending for the same shared resources, prioritization helps
   determine which packet receives the resource.  However, this allocation
   of resource does not correlate directly to any specific delay or loss
   bounds that have been associated with the packet.

   Another example of how prioritization can be realized is articulated in
   Appendix A.3 (the priority by-pass model) of
   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-emergency-rsvp].  In this case, prioritized flows may
   gain access to resources that are never shared with non-prioritized

1.1  Other Priority-Related AVPs

   3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has defined several Diameter
   AVPs that support prioritization of sessions.  The following AVPs are
   intended to be used for priority services (e.g., Multimedia Priority

     - Reservation-Priority AVP as defined in [ETSI]
     - MPS-Identifier AVP as defined in [3GPPa]
     - Priority-Level AVP (as part of the Allocation Retention Priority
       AVP) as defined in [3GPPb]
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