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Cisco IOS™ 12.0 Quality of Service by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 16. Link Efficiency Mechanisms Overview

Cisco IOS offers two link-layer efficiency mechanisms—Link Fragmentation and Interleaving (LFI) for Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLP) and Compressed Real-Time Protocol (CRTP) header—that work with queuing and traffic shaping to improve the efficiency and predictability of the application service levels.

This chapter gives a brief introduction to these link-layer efficiency mechanisms described in the following sections:

  • Link Fragmentation and Interleaving

  • CRTP Header

Link Fragmentation and Interleaving

Interactive traffic such as Telnet and Voice over IP is susceptible to increased latency when the network processes large packets such as LAN-to-LAN File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers traversing ...

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