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In this paper we introduce an innovation in differentiated services architecture consisting of adaptive two-level coloring at the edge and preferential marking at the core. We identify general properties of these two processes which, when met, guarantee a desirable fixed point for the network; i.e., one where aggregated flow rates meet or exceed given targets in an over-provisioned network. Specific mechanisms realizing the aforementioned properties lead to so-called active rate management controllers for edge coloring, and a preferentially-marking, active queue management controller at the core. We discuss stability of the fixed point for this network, and validate results using ns simulations.