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Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) Reflect Octets and Symmetrical Size Features (RFC6038) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200418D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-11
Document File: 36 page(s) / 41K

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A. Morton: AUTHOR [+2]


The Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) [RFC5357] is an extension of the One-way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) [RFC4656]. The TWAMP specification gathered wide review as it approached completion, and the by-products were several recommendations for new features in TWAMP.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Morton Request for Comments: 6038                                 L. Ciavattone Updates: 5357                                                  AT&T Labs Category: Standards Track                                   October 2010 ISSN: 2070-1721

      Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) Reflect Octets and                        Symmetrical Size Features


   This memo describes two closely related features for the core    specification of the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP): an    optional capability where the responding host returns some of the    command octets or padding octets to the sender, and an optional    sender packet format that ensures equal test packet sizes are used in    both directions.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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 Morton & Ciavattone          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6038             Reflect Octets & Symmetric Size        October 2010

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