A method, apparatus, and computer implemented instructions for processing a request in a data processing system. The request is received. In response to a first hash value being present within the request, the first hash value is compared to a second hash value that was computed locally, wherein the second hash value represents a current policy configuration for assigning a quality of service. In response to a match between the first hash value and the second hash value, other information in the request is used to establish a quality of service for packets associated with the request.

Title
Method and apparatus for policy-based packet classification
Application Number
9/904025
Publication Number
20030014525
Application Date
July 12, 2001
Publication Date
January 16, 2003
Inventor
Lee M Rafalow
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Robert E Moore
Durham
NC, US
John J Majikes
Apex
NC, US
Dinakaran B Joseph
Durham
NC, US
Lap T Huynh
Apex
NC, US
Roberto DeLima
Apex
NC, US
Agent
IBM Corporation
NC, US
Agent
Jeanine S Ray Yarletts
NC, US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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