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RE: VoIP QOS best practices
From: "Ray Burkholder" <ray () oneunified net>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:30:43 -0500

QoS isn't necessarily about throwing packets away.  It is more like
making voice packets 'go to the head of the line'.  Of course, if you
have saturation, some packets will get dropped, but at least the voice
packets won't get dropped since they were prioritized higher.

Ray Burkholder

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Woodcock [mailto:woody () pch net] 
Sent: February 10, 2003 14:05
To: Charles Youse
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: RE: VoIP QOS best practices

    > That doesn't seem to make a lot of sense - is it that 
QoS doesn't work as advertised?

That's generally true as well.  But why would you need it?  What's the
advantage to be gained in using QoS to throw away packets, when the
packets don't need to be thrown away?

    > As someone who is looking to deploy VoIP in the near 
future this is of particular interest.

Go ahead and deploy it.  It's easy and works well.  It 
certainly doesn't
need anything like QoS to make it work.


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