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Re: is this like a peering war somehow?

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Mon Jan 23 06:55:11 2006

On Sun, 22 Jan 2006, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> If you have an 8meg ADSL line and want to deliver IPTV you need some kind of
> preferential treatment to the TV packets on this access line to ensure
> quality, for instance in the case of the user doing a file transfer at the
> same time they're watching TV.

Provided that IPTV or VoIP are the only [large] datagram streams in
progress, this is not difficult to do on the CPE end -- in fact, this sort
of thing is already available as a QoS option in some home router
appliances.  It involves scaling back TCP streams so that they leave enough
headroom for the in-progress IPTV or VoIP.

-- 
-- Todd Vierling <tv@duh.org> <tv@pobox.com> <todd@vierling.name>




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