[Diffserv] SLA & admission control in DiffServ

Amoakoh Gyasi-Agyei <amoakoh@eleceng.adelaide.edu.au> Thu, 28 November 2002 03:59 UTC

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Hi,

Should the SLA be static or dynamically negotiated? Assuming a static SLA with bandwidth limit, how can the service provider guarantee the
SLA on a connection with a wireless component which is spatio-temporarily varying and whose bandwidth can degrade ungraciously? What is
the need to differentiate a policer from an admission controller?

So, Brian, do you mean that the admission controller in this case will operate in the traffic source while the policer sits somewhere else
or be integrated? I just do not know why and how some of these functionalities were separated although their functionalities appear to be
very similar, if not identical.

Thanks,
Amoakoh

>
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:17:57 +0100
> From: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>;
> Organization: IBM
> To: Geunhyung Kim <geunkim@postech.ac.kr>;
> Cc: diffserv <diffserv@ietf.org>;
> Subject: Re: [Diffserv] SLA & admission control
>
> It depends on the PDB in use. If it has a bandwidth limit,
> then ingress policing will be used to discard excess traffic.
> In this case, it may be desirable to apply admission control,
> rather than let the policing throw traffic away. Actually,
> that is something that the SLA should specify.
>
>      Brian
>
> Geunhyung Kim wrote:
> >
> > Hello, All,
> >
> > I have some confusion about the SLA and admission control.
> > When the provider contracts the SLA with the customer
> >  - the provide check if the network can support the SLA and the provider make the contract when the SLA can be supported.
> >
> > As far as I know, when the SLA mechanism is used in the DiffServ domain, the admission control mechanism is not required, I thought.
> > Is my thought correct ?
> > If not, please let me know why the admission control is required after SLA is entered into agreement.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Geunhyung Kim
> >
> > None of us is as smart as all of us
> > ==========================================
> > Geunhyung Kim
> >
> > E-mail: geunkim@postech.edu
> >
> > Tel: +82-54-279-5655
> > Fax: +82-54-279-5699
> >
> > Networking & Distributed Systems Lab.
> > CSE
> > POSTECH
>

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