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Concluded WG QoS Routing (qosr)

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WG Name QoS Routing
Acronym qosr
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-qosr-01 Approved
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Personnel Chairs Eric S. Crawley, Hal J. Sandick
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Final Charter for Working Group

This working group is chartered to define a framework and techniques
for Quality of Service (QoS) Routing in the Internet. QoS Routing
allows the network to determine a path that supports the QoS needs of
one or more flows in the network. The path chosen may not be the
"traditional shortest path" that is typically computed based on current
metrics and policies. The group's work will focus on how to select and
maintain packet forwarding paths capable of meeting specific service
class objectives. In particular, the techniques will specify what
extensions and adaptations to routing and QoS setup protocols are
required to support QoS routing and new packet handling techniques that
may be needed to avoid packet loops for QoS flows. While it is not
intended, this may also spawn the development of new routing protocols
that can specifically address QoS routing. The WG will identify topics
and issues in QOS routing which require additional research.

The WG needs to work closely with other routing protocol working groups
such as OSPF, IDR, BGP, and IDMR. A close relationship with the
RSVP,IntServ, and ISSLL working groups is also needed to understand the
QoS signalling and specification.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Dec 1997 Revise charter or shut down.
Dec 1997 Submit internet-draft to IESG for publication as an Informational RFC.
Aug 1997 Refine the QOS Framework internet-draft with inputs from other working groups such as RSVP and some of the routing WGs.
Apr 1997 Post internet-draft outlining the requirements, issues, history, and an initial framework for QoS routing in the Internet.