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From Paul Querna <>
Subject Re: QoS marking by default on sockets
Date Fri, 02 Oct 2009 21:11:59 GMT
On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Philip A. Prindeville
<> wrote:
> Hi.
> I haven't contributed to Apache in about 10 years, so it's been a while
> since I've stared at the source.
> I did, however, recently pull down the 2.2.13 tarball and did:
> [philipp@builder ~/httpd-2.2.13]$ find . -type f -print | xargs grep IP_TOS
> [philipp@builder ~/httpd-2.2.13]$
> Hmmm.  Any reason that HTTP traffic wouldn't be QoS marked so that it
> can be handled properly?
> (Assuming that we have or will have net-neutrality... ;-) )
> I just don't want software updates (which aren't time critical but *do*
> suck down huge amounts of bandwidth) degrading my VoIP service...
> Seems reasonable, right?
> Of course, we could mark all open sockets as AF11 (for instance)... but
> then if you have a cgi plugin generating video, it would have to
> re-setsockopt() the socket to remark the traffic appropriately...  Is
> that overly burdensome?  Or reasonable?

A patch to configure it at runtime (maybe per-directory?) would be a
reasonable thing to include.

Wouldn't be that bad, just a request output filter that set the socket
opt and then removed itself.

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