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Re: Feature request - setting TOS



I think that nowdays DSCP is more needed than TOS (TOS can only
manipulate part of the bits in that field. DSCP have more bits to
manipulate)
On 4/16/05, [email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> I'm an enterprise WAN guy and have made good use of setting TOS in our
> network:
> 
> - Site/access routers set TOS bits on incoming packets, burning up
> a bit of cpu. Hub/core routers can then queue based on those TOS bits
> without needing to re-evaluate the packets.
> 
> - I heard of some Microsoft traffic being put on the wire with higher
> priority TOS then normal. Typical routers on typical circuits
> respect TOS - cisco routers on T1s default to "weighted fair queueing." I
> like being able to control TOS bits on the corporate WAN.
> 
> - I look at manipulating TOS on the internal network as a capability
> similar to tagging, except I can "tag" (with TOS) a packet in one place
> and queue off that "tag" in another place.
> 
> Set TOS or no Set TOS, I'll still be taking over the world with OpenBSD/PF
> routers! I have some pretty demanding site-to-site VPN stuff I am working
> on moving from cisco to OpenBSD and it'll work out either way.  :-)
> 
> Thanks!
> Mike
> 
> 
> On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, Henning Brauer wrote:
> 
> > * Steven Philip Schubiger <[email protected]> [2005-04-15 10:51]:
> >> On 13 Apr, Lars Hansson wrote:
> >>
> >> : Naturally TOS is only really usefull on your own network. If you have a
> >> : fairly large internal network, say a campus of some sort, being able to
> >> : mark packets with TOS and also assign packets to queues depending on
> >> : TOS value can come in very handy.
> >>
> >> Could the usability of such an addition be confirmed by familiar
> >> developers, before we step further?
> >
> > last time we looked into that we didn't come up with a good keyword if
> > memory serves, and the usefullness was a bit questionable. I have no
> > strong opinion here, but without the right keyword this is not going to
> > fly no matter what.
> >
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Best regards,
Dan