[MLB-WIRELESS] Fw: Internet Sharing
clae at tpg.com.au
Sun Feb 16 12:13:54 EST 2003
At 11:54 AM +1100 16/2/03, grenville armitage wrote:
>> to the ACA, 'commmercial' is seen as an arrangement that fulfills
>> any of the following criteria:
>> + Provides a guarantee/contract of Service Level.
>It will be interesting to see how IP QoS mechanisms, if deployed on
>an 802.11-based 'non-commercial' IP access link, might be construed as
>a mechanism for soliciting-and-granting on-the-fly service levels.
It's still best effort though, isn't it? Not guaranteeing an
over-all, commercially contracted and sueable QOS but simply
prioritising different kinds of traffic, ie voice over filesharing?
>Probably not if there's no monetary - "or other" - reward to the 802.11
>provider for providing requested IP QoS levels. But without a compensation
>structure to the provider, IP QoS disintegrates into everyone asking for
>the best service and we're back to best effort, so most realistic QoS
>schemes contemplate some form of consideration for providing 'better'
>service quality. An interesting question for the ACA...
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