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IPv6 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices (RFC5180)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000170569D
Original Publication Date: 2008-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-May-20
Document File: 21 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Popoviciu: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The benchmarking methodologies defined in RFC 2544 are IP version independent. However, RFC 2544 does not address some of the specificities of IPv6. This document provides additional benchmarking guidelines, which in conjunction with RFC 2544, lead to a more complete and realistic evaluation of the IPv6 performance of network interconnect devices. IPv6 transition mechanisms are outside the scope of this document.

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Network Working Group                                       C. Popoviciu Request for Comments: 5180                                      A. Hamza Category: Informational                                  G. Van de Velde                                                            Cisco Systems                                                              D. Dugatkin                                                            FastSoft Inc.                                                                 May 2008

      IPv6 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices

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.

Abstract

   The benchmarking methodologies defined in RFC 2544 are IP version    independent.  However, RFC 2544 does not address some of the    specificities of IPv6.  This document provides additional    benchmarking guidelines, which in conjunction with RFC 2544, lead to    a more complete and realistic evaluation of the IPv6 performance of    network interconnect devices.  IPv6 transition mechanisms are outside    the scope of this document.

Popoviciu, et al.            Informational                      [Page 1]
 RFC 5180             IPv6 Benchmarking Methodology              May 2008

 Table of Contents

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

   2. Existing Definitions ............................................3

   3. Tests and Results Evaluation ....................................3

   4. Test Environment Setup ..........................................3

   5. Test Traffic ....................................................4

      5.1. Frame Formats and Sizes ....................................4

           5.1.1. Frame Sizes to Be Used on Ethernet ..................5

           5.1.2. Frame Sizes to Be Used on SONET .....................5

      5.2. Protocol Addresses Selection ...............................6

           5.2.1. DUT Protocol Addresses ..............................6

           5.2.2. Test Traffic Protocol Addresses .....................7

      5.3. Traffic with Extension Headers .............................7

      5.4. Traffic Setup ..............................................9

   6. Modifiers .......................................................9

      6.1. Managemen...