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Re: BCP regarding TOS transparancy for internet traffic
On Wed, 25 May 2005, Eric A. Hall wrote: > If they don't need or want special handling what are they paying for? But > since they are paying for it, perhaps its up to you to figure out how to > deliver on your promise. If existing software applications only set the DSCP values when the user asked, it wouldn't be as much of a problem. However some software programmers gratuitously set DSCP/TOS values even when the user didn't want it. If you drop packets from unauthorized DSCP/TOS users you will break many applications for users which are unable to change the behaivor of their application. On the other hand, if you clear DSCP/TOS bits from unauthorized users you will continue to provide basic service for those users. Which is better? Dropping the packets with unauthorized DSCP/TOS bits? Forwarding the packets with cleared DSCP/TOS bits?