IETF MEF Token Bucket Comparison
Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Genoa, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Torassa S
Department of Electronics Engineering
University of Genoa, Italy
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Received date: November 30, 2015; Accepted date: January 22, 2016; Published date: January 27, 2016
Citation: Torassa S (2016) IETF – MEF Token Bucket Comparison. J Telecommun Syst Manage 5:128. doi:10.4172/2167-0919.1000128
Copyright: © 2016 Torassa S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The two most important algorithms used to perform traffic policing in a packet based telecommunications network were defined by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) bodies. The two algorithms slightly differ both in the terms used to describe their configuration parameters and in the traffic management. Even if translating MEF set of parameters into IETF one seems trivial at a first glance, this is not the case and strongly depends upon the traffic pattern. This article, after a description of the two algorithms, tries to describe the relationship between the set of parameters.