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What are the default Juniper CoS forwarding classes?

By Erdem posted 12-28-2015 11:42



What are the default Juniper CoS forwarding classes?


CoS packet classification assigns an incoming packet to a forwarding-class that’s ultimately associated with an output queue. Each packet is associated with one of the following default forwarding classes:

  • Expedited forwarding (EF)—Provides a low-loss, low-latency, low-jitter and assured bandwidth end-to-end service.
  • Assured forwarding (AF)—Provides a group of values you can define and includes four subclasses: AF1, AF2, AF3, and AF4, each with three drop probabilities: low, medium and high.
  • Best effort (BE)—Provides no service profile. For the best effort forwarding class, loss priority is typically not carried in a class-of-service (CoS) value and random early detection (RED) drop profiles are more aggressive.
  • Network control (NC)—This class is typically high priority because it is used for the network controlling protocols (routing and network device management).

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