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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Defining traffic types

There are multiple types of traffic within the organization's IT network. It is important to identify and classify the traffic so that we can distinguish the critical traffic from noncritical traffic and accord the right QoS treatment to these packets.

The major types of traffic on the network are as shown in the following figure. Note that we have grouped multiple types of traffic into a single class, based on the traffic that needs similar treatment on the network:

Figure 19: Example traffic types

We also assign the markings to the various traffic classes for traffic class in terms of the DSCP markings to be used on ...

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