Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies (RFC8219)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Aug-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Georgescu: AUTHOR [+3]
The methodologies described in [RFC2544] and [RFC5180] help vendors and network operators alike analyze the performance of IPv4 and IPv6-capable network devices. The methodology presented in [RFC2544] is mostly IP version independent, while [RFC5180] contains complementary recommendations that are specific to the latest IP version, IPv6. However, [RFC5180] does not cover IPv6 transition technologies.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Georgescu Request for Comments: 8219 L. Pislaru Category: Informational RCS&RDS ISSN: 2070-1721 G. Lencse Szechenyi Istvan University August 2017
Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies
Benchmarking methodologies that address the performance of network interconnect devices that are IPv4- or IPv6-capable exist, but the IPv6 transition technologies are outside of their scope. This document provides complementary guidelines for evaluating the performance of IPv6 transition technologies. More specifically, this document targets IPv6 transition technologies that employ encapsulation or translation mechanisms, as dual-stack nodes can be tested using the recommendations of RFCs 2544 and 5180. The methodology also includes a metric for benchmarking load scalability.
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RFC 8219 Benchmarking for IPv6 Transition Technologies August 2017
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