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RAP (Resource Allocation Protocol)
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RAP is not a protocol itself, but the name of an IETF working group that is attempting to develop standards for providing QoS (Quality of Service) for the Internet. Specifically, the Resource Allocation Protocol Working Group is creating a scalable policy control model for RSVP. The working group also developed COPS (Common Open Policy Service) protocol, which is used in policy-based management.
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