[MLB-WIRELESS] What do people want to do with the wireless connection?
dwayne at pobox.com
Tue Nov 13 22:28:51 EST 2001
Jason Hecker wrote:
>> Well, isn't there meant to be some sort of prioritisation flag built
>> into IP?
> Linux supports a Quality of Service (QoS) in it's routing abilities,
> so you should be able to prioritise packets based on what ports they
> are travelling through. So telephony would have a much higher
> priority than ftp and edonkey.
nononon, I remember Hal Varian doing a report on QoS issues on the
internet *years* ago and he said that prioritisation is built into the
IP spec, for military reasons, but no one ever uses it. I wonder if most
routers support it.
> So will I. So long as people don't expect Optus Cable performance,
> more Telstra ADSL (hehehe) then things should be fine.
Oh no, I'll be happy with connectivity of any sort, morer as a proof of
concept than anything else. Of course, once we get it up and running,
we'll be unsatisfied and want it better. :-)
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