IPv6 will play a key role in the next generation Internet. It promises to deliver better quality services than the existing Internet, but how can we be sure? IST project 6QM was set up to ensure service providers deliver what they promise.
The 6QM project has developed technology to measure the quality of service (QoS) in IPv6 networks. "A prominent feature that we are concentrating on in our measurement system is the capability to perform passive flow measurement," says Rudolf Roth, project partner and senior scientist at Fraunhofer FOKUS.
"When a service provider offers a certain quality of service it is necessary to validate that the promised quality is actually delivered. The system tests this by observing the actual traffic flowing through the Internet, to give an accurate picture of the service being delivered," adds Roth. Measurement results can be displayed graphically so it is easy to see if the quality of service meets the agreed service level agreement.
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