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Verizon MPLS service in Anchorage

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Brandon Ross <bross at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Feb 2011, lists lists wrote:
>  I'm seeing that packets marked as DSCP EF are given fantastic treatment
>> (low
>> jitter, no packet loss), but other packets, including AF41, AF31, and BE
>> are
>> given what appears to be the "junk bucket" treatment.
> Hah, just a few days ago I spoke with an "engineer" at VZ that tried to
> claim that each of the treatments were different, but that they only charged
> extra for EF.  I asked why I shouldn't just put all my traffic in the
> highest "free" treatment and beat out all the other customers for the best
> treatment for mine.  He told me that "most of his customers weren't trying
> to get their traffic through at the expense of other customers".
> Anyway, despite what their "engineers" say, only EF is actually treated on
> the VZ network better than BE, the rest are just to prioritize traffic at
> your own egress port.
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VZ does or can apply a PE-egress profile that handles traffic differently
based on DSCP marking.  Your account team should be able to provide this to

As far as unique treatment within their P network, it sure looks to me that
the higher AF classes do get better treatment.

My problem is that non-EF is handled terribly, and it's causing a big
problem with interactive traffic.  Voice is fine.