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Framework for IP Performance Metrics (RFC2330)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 40 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V. Paxson: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2330: DOI

Abstract

The purpose of this memo is to define a general framework for particular metrics to be developed by the IETF's IP Performance Metrics effort. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group V. Paxson Request for Comments: 2330 Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Category: Informational G. Almes Advanced Network & Services J. Mahdavi M. Mathis Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center May 1998

Framework for IP Performance Metrics

1. 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.

2. Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

1. STATUS OF THIS MEMO.............................................1 2. COPYRIGHT NOTICE................................................1 3. INTRODUCTION....................................................2 4. CRITERIA FOR IP PERFORMANCE METRICS.............................3 5. TERMINOLOGY FOR PATHS AND CLOUDS................................4 6. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS............................................5 6.1 Metrics......................................................5 6.2 Measurement Methodology......................................6 6.3 Measurements, Uncertainties, and Errors......................7 7. METRICS AND THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK............................8 8. EMPIRICALLY SPECIFIED METRICS..................................11 9. TWO FORMS OF COMPOSITION.......................................12 9.1 Spatial Composition of Metrics..............................12 9.2 Temporal Composition of Formal Models and Empirical Metrics.13 10. ISSUES RELATED TO TIME........................................14 10.1 Clock Issues...............................................14 10.2 The Notion of "Wire Time"..................................17 11. SINGLETONS, SAMPLES, AND STATISTICS............................19 11.1 Methods of Collecting Samples..............................20 11.1.1 Poisson Sampling........................................21 11.1.2 Geometric Sampling......................................22 11.1.3 Generating Poisson Sampling Intervals...................22

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RFC 2330 Framework for IP Performance Metrics May 1998

11.2 Self-Consistency...........................................24 11.3 Defining Statistical Distributions.........................25 11.4 Testing For Goodness-of-Fit................................27 12. AVOIDING STOCHASTIC METRICS....................................28 13. PACKETS OF TYPE P..............................................29 14. INTERNET ADDRESSES VS. HOSTS...................................30 15. STANDARD-FORMED PACKETS........................................30 16. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...............................................31 17. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS........................................31 18. APPENDIX.......................................................32 19. REFERENCES.....................................................38 20. AUTHORS’ ADDRESSES.............................................39 21. FULL COPYRIGHT STATEMENT........................

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