Selfish routing

Petri Helenius pete at
Fri Apr 25 20:19:19 UTC 2003

> Someone who built a rather good network used to say something along the
> lines of "You are confused. QoS does not stand for Quality of Service. It
> stands for Quantity of Service. What it means is that you don't have enough
> capacity so you drop packets on the floor of those who pay you less money
> before dropping on the floor packets of those who pay you more. At the end,
> you still drop packets." Having capacity *always* makes a network better.

While it´s general knowledge, it should be pointed out that having capacity
at each and every millisecond is quite different game than having your 5 minute
averages look nice.


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