What is DSCP (Differentiated Services Code-Point)?

Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) is a method of arranging and overseeing network traffic and of giving quality of service (QoS) in modern Layer 3 IP networks. It utilizes the 6-bit Differentiated Services (DS) field in the IP header for the purpose of packet arrangement. Differentiated services is a computer networking architecture that determines a straightforward and versatile mechanism for characterizing network traffic.