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Methodology for IP Multicast Benchmarking (RFC3918)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031640D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-02
Document File: 32 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Stopp: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to describe methodology specific to the benchmarking of multicast IP forwarding devices. It builds upon the tenets set forth in RFC 2544, RFC 2432 and other IETF Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) efforts. This document seeks to extend these efforts to the multicast paradigm.

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Network Working Group                                           D. Stopp

Request for Comments: 3918                                          Ixia

Category: Informational                                       B. Hickman

                                                  Spirent Communications

                                                            October 2004

               Methodology for IP Multicast 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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   The purpose of this document is to describe methodology specific to

   the benchmarking of multicast IP forwarding devices.  It builds upon

   the tenets set forth in RFC 2544, RFC 2432 and other IETF

   Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) efforts.  This document

   seeks to extend these efforts to the multicast paradigm.

   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.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  Key Words to Reflect Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   3.  Test Set Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       3.1.  Test Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

             3.1.1. IGMP Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.1.2. Group Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.1.3. Frame Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.1.4. TTL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

             3.1.5. Trial Duration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   4.  Forwarding and Throughput. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       4.1.  Mixed Class Throughput . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       4.2.  Scaled Group Forwarding Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       4.3.  Aggregated Multicast Throughput. . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

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RFC 3918       Methodology for IP Multicast Benchmarking   October 2004

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