[discuss] What does this mean: "equal technical treatment of all protocols"
trieste at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 17:36:50 UTC 2014
Thanks, Brian. Agreed!
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:18 AM, Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/04/2014 15:48, Chip Sharp (chsharp) wrote:
> > Reading through the draft Outcome Document for Netmundial that was
> released today.
> > First question:
> > Can someone involved in the drafting of this text please explain what
> this means?
> > "equal technical treatment of all protocols and data, delivered by the
> underlying communications”
> > I believe Brian had a similar question on the leaked document.
> > I don’t believe “equal technical treatment of all protocols” is really
> possible on the Internet (or any coherent network), especially while
> meeting the “Unified and Unfragmented Space” principle.
> It isn't technically reasonable, in any case. If they used the word "fair"
> it would make more sense - it's fair to ensure that audio, video, browsing
> and email traffic get appropriate shares of the total capacity and that
> audio/video get timely delivery (milliseconds) whereas browsing traffic
> be slightly delayed and email can be queued up. (I'm simplifying, of
> but the point is that "equal" is the wrong solution.)
> What I think is intended is that traffic from different service providers
> and from different users should be treated in the same way, with no
> discrimination based simply on who sends or receives the traffic.
> The word "equal" is misleading though.
> > Perhaps if I understood the intent behind the text, it would make more
> > Thanks,
> > Chip
> > *** I am employed by Cisco Systems, Inc, but these comments reflect my
> own opinion and not any position of Cisco.***
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