Is anyone actually USING IP QoS?

The presentations I've seen about QoS implementations have
all seemed to contain major sections about how the networks
had to work around problems or scale back the implementation
because of resource limitations (CPU, memory, etc). Haven't
seen anyone implement RSVP on a wide scale, due to similar
types of problems.

It is painfully obvious that RSVP cannot be implemented
on a large scale for years now for reasons having to do
more with fundamental properties of algorithms (i.e. complexity)
than with particulars of protocols or implementations.

RSVP - perpetuum mobile of 90s? :slight_smile:

Sounds like QoS is marketing material,
not the stuff networks are built on. Is that still the case?

Yep. Altough not _all_ QoS schemes are broken-as-designed. The
most trivial per-packet priority combined with ingress
priority mix shaping works. Ths idea of end-to-end
whatever reservations or guarantees is usually propounded
by people who either neglected their CS courses or those
who are trying to sell it.

How the heck are people able to deploy native-IP networks
with these kinds of limitations/problems with QoS? Or did I
miss something about QoS recently?

Yep. The biggest QoS secret is that nobody actually needs
it. Bandwidth is cheap and is growing cheaper. The
manpower needed to deploy and maintain QoS is getting
more and more expensive.