Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) 7/01 Release Notes

Document Affected: “Priority Values” in System Administration Guide, Volume 3

The 4-bit Priority field description reflects RFC 1883, which has been obsoleted by RFC 2460 (Solaris 8 implements RFC 2460). Consequently, the Priority field has been replaced by the 8-bit Traffic Class field. The Priority section should be replaced by the following Traffic Classes section.

Traffic Classes

Originating nodes and forwarding routers can use the 8-bit Traffic Class field in the IPv6 header to identify and distinguish between different classes or priorities of IPv6 packets.

The following general requirements apply to the Traffic Class field.