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Re: BCP regarding TOS transparancy for internet traffic
RFC 2474 permits the DSCP to be over-written on ingress to a network. RFC 3168 gives rules for over-writing the ECN flags.
US NCS currently has a filing before the FCC (unless FCC has recently responded) asking for a DSCP value that would be set only by NCS-authorized users, never over-written, and that ISPs would either ignore or observe in order to give that traffic preferential service. Yes, I have made my comments about that too.
I guess the question is why, just because you don't want to offer a specific service, you want to prevent other ISPs from offering a stated service to a user? There are some fairly good-sized ISPs offering services based on the TOS octet. Are you trying to drive users to them? Any customer that is setting EF on VoIP service is certainly expecting that to go end to end.
On May 25, 2005, at 4:08 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
I've been debating whether the TOS header information must be left untouched by an ISP, or if it's ok to zero/(or modify) it for internet traffic. Does anyone know of a BCP that touches on this?