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Network World: Microsoft pumping QoS standards into Windows 2000

Aug 13, 1999, 21:32 (4 Talkback[s])

"While quality-of-service mechanisms are typically embedded in network hardware, Microsoft is doing some slick work to align Windows 2000 with emerging QoS standards. ...provides IT executives with an operating system-based mechanism for requesting bandwidth for applications and marking IP packets with priority levels for movement over LAN and WAN links.

Microsoft's approach is gaining acceptance from hardware vendors, but they caution that QoS intelligence must stay in network devices such as routers.

But Microsoft claims it is seeking a complementary position. To that end, it's backing an extension to the Internet Engineering Task Force's Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)."

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