Precedence-enabled per-hop behaviour: impact on TCP and UDP flows
- Robert G. Cole
- IET Communications
In military networks, there had long been a requirement that some traffic be given precedence over other traffic. In the past, this has applied primarily to connection-oriented communication such as voice calls. With the advent of all-IP networks, applying the requirement to connectionless data, while maintaining QoS characteristics necessary for the correct operation of applications, presents challenges. In this paper, we describe our preliminary study of an approach to handling high-precedence IP traffic node-by-node.