Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

Fred Baker fred at cisco.com
Tue Sep 14 07:17:25 UTC 2010

On Sep 14, 2010, at 1:37 AM, Michael Dillon wrote:

> And let's not forget that the article which came up with the title of this thread equates IETF with "Internet Founders" and is talking about the 1990s and the introduction of diffserv.

If that's the case, the proceedings of ISOC's INET '98 should be of interest. The speakers were not working in the IETF, but they were very aware of IETF proceedings at the time.

Basically, the IETF was formalizing a tool that had been in various products in various forms for a decade or more already, in response to specific requests from operators, and which the operators wanted to have in a generalized fashion from any vendor. These guys were commenting on the expected use of the tool by the operators.


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