Verizon MPLS service in Anchorage

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Thu Feb 24 09:08:37 CST 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Brandon Ross <bross at> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2011, lists lists wrote:
>> I'm seeing that packets marked as DSCP EF are given fantastic treatment
>> (low
>> jitter, no packet loss), but other packets, including AF41, AF31, and BE
>> are
>> given what appears to be the "junk bucket" treatment.
> Hah, just a few days ago I spoke with an "engineer" at VZ that tried to
> claim that each of the treatments were different, but that they only charged
> extra for EF.  I asked why I shouldn't just put all my traffic in the
> highest "free" treatment and beat out all the other customers for the best
> treatment for mine.  He told me that "most of his customers weren't trying
> to get their traffic through at the expense of other customers".
> Anyway, despite what their "engineers" say, only EF is actually treated on
> the VZ network better than BE, the rest are just to prioritize traffic at
> your own egress port.

'at your egress port' .. or 'where you are attempting to put 10lbs of
crap in a 5lb bag'.. chances are the anchorage node is actually a
partner node anyway, fyi.

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