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Re: Vonage Hits ISP Resistance

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Thu Mar 31 08:59:04 2005


Bill,

I understand completely what you are saying, but QoS is
not ubiquitous in the end-to-end sense in the Internet.

And that is a problem.

Once _any_ traffic which you might deem "quality" leaves
your administrative control (e.g. the boundaries of your
network), you have no guarantee that the "quality" handling
of that traffic will be honored (or, in this case, carried
at all).

I agree with whomever said it earlier -- remember that the
global Internet is nothing more than a bunch of interconnected
private networks.

- ferg



-- Bill Nash <billn@billn.net> wrote:

Obviously VOIP needs QoS to function well on oversold, commodity broadband 
networks. Why not just paint VOIP with a broad QoS brush (as in, 
prioritize all of it, not just your own service) and defang the folks just 
looking for an excuse to step in and take the option away from you?

- billn

--
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net




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