System Administration Guide: IP Services

IPQoS on Individual Hosts

The following figure shows a single network of IPQoS-enabled systems.

Figure 33–1 IPQoS Systems on a Network Segment

Topology diagram shows a local network with a Diffserv
router, and three IPQoS-enabled systems: FTP server, database server, and
a web server.

This network is but one segment of a corporate intranet. By enabling IPQoS on the application servers and web servers, you can control the rate at which each IPQoS system releases outgoing traffic. If you make the router Diffserv aware, you can further control incoming and outgoing traffic.

The examples in this guide use the “IPQoS on an individual host” scenario. For the example topology that is used throughout the guide, see Figure 33–4.