Request SPECification

A Request SPECification (RSPEC) is part of a Flow Specification, and defines the requirements for a flow.

Different possible service types:

Type Description Examples
Best Effort No guaranteed level of service. WWW, FTP
Controlled Load Behaves as Best Effort for an network without load.
Guaranteed Guarantees a minimum level of service, but no benefit would be provided by higher levels. Real-time control, latency and delay.
Qualitative Not imediately quantifiable, but better than Best Effort.