Considerations from the Service Management Research Group (SMRG) on Quality of Service (QoS) in the IP Network

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        RFC 3387
        Title:      Considerations from the Service Management
                    Research Group (SMRG) on Quality of Service (QoS)
                    in the IP Network
        Author(s):  M. Eder, H. Chaskar, S. Nag
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       September 2002
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 52693
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None
        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-smrg-ipsmf-03.txt


The guiding principles in the design of IP network management were
simplicity and no centralized control.  The best effort service
paradigm was a result of the original management principles and the
other way around.  New methods to distinguish the service given to one
set of packets or flows relative to another are well underway.
However, as IP networks evolve the management approach of the past may
not apply to the Quality of Service (QoS)-capable network envisioned
by some for the future.  This document examines some of the areas of
impact that QoS is likely to have on management and look at some
questions that remain to be addressed.

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