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Diameter Priority Attribute-Value Pairs
RFC 6735

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                  K. Carlberg, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6735                                           G11
Category: Standards Track                                      T. Taylor
ISSN: 2070-1721                                     PT Taylor Consulting
                                                            October 2012

                Diameter Priority Attribute-Value Pairs

Abstract

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

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1.  Introduction

   This document defines a number of Attribute-Value Pairs (AVP) that
   can be used within the Diameter protocol [RFC6733] 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 extensions 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 and, in turn, the
   QoS associated with that resource.  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 resource.

   Another example of how prioritization can be realized is articulated
   in Appendix A.3 (the Priority Bypass Model) of [RFC6401].  In this
   case, prioritized flows may gain access to resources that are never
   shared with non-prioritized flows.

1.1.  Other Priority-Related AVPs

   The 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 Service):

      -  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]
      -  Session-Priority AVP as defined in [3GPPc] and [3GPPd]

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   Both the Reservation-Priority AVP and the Priority-Level AVP can

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