Quality of Service in Data Networks: Products

Gautam Ray, Ohio State University


IP only provides best-effort service. This paper highlights the importance of quality of service (QOS) in data networks and reviews four important standards for providing quality of service; ATM, IntServ, DiffServ, and MPLS. The paper then compares ten contemporary products in terms of how they provide quality of service.

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Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Protocols and Standards
       2.1 ATM
       2.2 Integrated Services (IntServ)
       2.3 Differentiated Services (DiffServ)
       2.4 Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

3.0 Products and Services
       3.1 Standalone or Embedded Server
       3.2 Classification
       3.3 Where do we implement QOS?
       3.4 Policy Propagation Mechanisms
       3.5 Queuing, Scheduling, and Shaping
       3.6 Policing and Feedback
       3.7 Architecture

4.0 Summary
List of Acronyms 

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