What is CLP (Cell Loss Priority)?

Cell Loss Priority decides the probability of a cell being disposed of if the organization becomes congested. CLP is a flag bit in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode cell header. CLP is utilized as a control for network traffic “policing mechanism”. Policing decides if the cells meet predefined limitations as they enter an Asynchronous Transfer Mode network. These limitations incorporate traffic rates and “burst sizes” that are agreed upon by the customer and the network supplier.