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	Title		: Tariff Distribution Protocol (TDP)
	Author(s)	: O. Heckmann et al.
	Filename	: draft-heckmann-tdp-00.txt
	Pages		: 21
	Date		: 06-Mar-02
	
This draft describes a very flexible and efficient protocol for 
distributing price information (tariffs) inside an Internet 
Service Provider's management system and to its customers. It is 
designed to work with multiple QoS architectures, for example 
Intserv [2] and Diffserv [4]. It can also be used for dynamic 
pricing. It can use a number of different transport mechanisms, 
e.g. embedding tariff messages as policy objects in RSVP [9] 
messages. As tariffs can get very complex, it is possible but not 
necessary to send tariffs as code (e.g. Java).  
The draft also contains clear definitions of tariff and related 
terms.

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