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Terminology for ATM ABR Benchmarking (RFC3134)

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-21
Document File: 17 page(s) / 30K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Dunn: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) based switching devices supporting ABR (Available Bit Rate). The terms defined in this memo will be used in addition to terms defined in RFCs 1242, 2285, and 2544 and 2761. This memo is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Network Working Group J. Dunn Request for Comments: 3134 C. Martin Category: Informational ANC, Inc.

June 2001

Terminology for ATM ABR Benchmarking

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo discusses and defines terms associated with performance benchmarking tests and the results of these tests in the context of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) based switching devices supporting ABR (Available Bit Rate). The terms defined in this memo will be used in addition to terms defined in RFCs 1242, 2285, and 2544 and 2761. This memo is a product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

1. Introduction

This document provides terminology for benchmarking ATM based switching devices supporting ABR. It extends terminology already defined for benchmarking network interconnect devices in RFC's 1242, 2285, and 2544 and 2761. Although some of the definitions in this memo may be applicable to a broader group of network interconnect devices, the primary focus of the terminology in this memo is on ATM ABR.

This memo contains two major sections: Background and Definitions. The background section provides the reader with an overview of the technology and IETF formalisms. The definitions section is split into two sub-sections. The formal definitions sub-section is provided as a courtesy to the reader. The measurement definitions sub-section contains performance metrics with inherent units.

This document assumes that necessary services are available and active. For example, IP connectivity requires SSCOP connectivity between signaling entities. Further, it is assumed that the SUT has

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RFC 3134 Terminology for ATM ABR Benchmarking June 2001

the ability to configure ATM addresses (via hard coded addresses, ILMI or PNNI neighbor discovery), has the ability to run SSCOP, and has the ability to perform signaled call setups (via UNI or PNNI signaling). Finally, this document presents only the terminology associated with benchmarking IP performance over ATM; therefore, it does not represent a total compilation of ATM test terminology.

The BMWG produces two major classes of documents: Benchmarking Terminology documents and Benchmarking Methodology documents. The Terminology documents present the benchmarks and other related terms. The Methodology documents define the procedures required to collect the benchmarks cited in the corresponding Terminology documents.

2. Existing Definitions.

RFC 1242, "Benchmarking Terminology for Network Interconnect Devices", should be consulted before attempting to make use of this do...