[e2e] pre-BOF discussion: "ABR to the Internet"

Anoop Ghanwani anoop at cosinecom.com
Thu Jun 28 13:48:57 PDT 2001

Seems like it's a topic that's better handled by the 
IRTF, especially since there are so many open questions.
IMHO, forming an IETF working group (assuming that
there's interest in this) would require a charter that's
focused on standardizing a specific solution once it
has been found.  Are there any very specific approaches
that have shown a lot of promise in test environments?  
If so, it may be worth having a BoF to discuss these.

It's an interesting topic, though.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Welzl [mailto:michael at tk.uni-linz.ac.at]
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 8:26 AM
> To: end2end-interest at postel.org
> Subject: [e2e] pre-BOF discussion: "ABR to the Internet"
> Hello everyone,
> I would like to start a discussion to gauge interest in 
> possibly having
> a BOF (note that nothing has been decided yet - but starting with
> a mailing list and a web site seems to be a good idea) at the 
> London IETF
> meeting.
> The topic is "ABR to the Internet" - in fact, it's "ABR Explicit Rate
> Feedback related mechanisms for the Internet". To quote from 
> the web site:
> The goal: A generic approach to ... 
> - identify relevant information 
> - propose a new protocol and/or changes to existing protocols 
> - propose ways to use specific information (endpoint behaviour)
>   to achieve a certain QoS gain 
> Don't think of it as strictly ABR-like (requiring per flow state).
> Think of it as ECN with a finer granularity. 
> Let us see if we can find enough common ground to justify a 
> BOF request.
> To join the discussion, subscribe to the mailing list at:
> http://www.tk.uni-linz.ac.at/~michael/abr-internet/
> You will find about anything you need at this web site.
> Kind regards,
> Michael Welzl
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