The current “Best Effort”
packet transport in IP networks is currently being augmented by locally applied traffic separation with
forwarding together with costly
multi-parameter ingress classification.
Such “quality islands” exist independently, peer with BE traffic, run uncoordinated QoS concepts and might
not even be known globally.
Complex approaches exist, which
aim for guaranteed (parameterized)
QoS support for future Inter-domain peerings. Much simpler approaches, which
aim for primitive traffic separation
without quality guarantees are also available.
Inter-domain QoS vs. Net Neutrality
Network neutrality (= net neutrality, Internet neutrality or simply NN)
could possibly conflict with Inter-domain QoS. This section of the
forum shall be used to explore limitations and possible solutions to
"QoS augmented network neutrality".