Brett D. Watson
bwatson at genuity.net
Thu Jun 5 15:47:41 UTC 1997
> Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> > I'm not sure how many TCP/IP stacks still set those bits; it may be
> > necessary to have a router manipulate the bits after examining the port
> > numbers of a connection.
> Looks like a good place to use access lists that choose packets based on
> tcp, udp, and port number. If I could get a 45 Mbps circuit over high-latency
> geosatellite, one-way, I could use it for http and "push" traffic.
> The requests, outbound stuff, and interactive traffic would fit into a T1
> under the ocean.
if you're interested in that, cisco's new CoS stuff uses precedence
(extended access lists, mac address, ports numbers) to do just such a
thing. it would be most useful if isp's could have concensus on the
precedence "classes" to work across the multiprovider internet (may
not be practical though).
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