Specification of the Qualitative Service Type

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Authors Bruce Davie  , Andrew Smith  , Yoram Bernet  , Tim Moore 
Last updated 1999-08-03 (latest revision 1999-06-29)
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This draft describes the use of RSVP [RFC2205] with applications that do not have resource requirements that are readily quantifiable per the standard Intserv token-bucket model (qualitative applications). We introduce the 'qualitative' service-type. This service-type can be used in conjunction with RSVP signaling to manage the allocation of network resources to traffic originating from qualitative applications. This mode of RSVP usage is particularly applicable to networks that combine differentiated service (diff-serv) QoS mechanisms with RSVP signaling [intdiff].


Bruce Davie (bsd@cisco.com)
Andrew Smith (ah_smith@pacbell.net)
Yoram Bernet (yoramb@microsoft.com)
Tim Moore (timmoore@microsoft.com)

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