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Device Reset Characterization (RFC6201) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000205349D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Mar-28
Document File: 34 page(s) / 35K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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R. Asati: AUTHOR [+3]


An operational forwarding device (or one of its components) may need to be restarted for a variety of reasons, an event called a "reset" in this document. Since there may be an interruption in the forwarding operation during a reset, it is useful to know how long a device takes to resume the forwarding operation. In other words, the duration of the recovery time following the reset (see Section 1.2, "Reset Time") is what is in question.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          R. Asati Request for Comments: 6201                                  C. Pignataro Updates: 1242, 2544                                          F. Calabria Category: Informational                                            Cisco ISSN: 2070-1721                                                C. Olvera                                                              Consulintel                                                               March 2011

                      Device Reset Characterization


   An operational forwarding device may need to be restarted    (automatically or manually) for a variety of reasons, an event called    a "reset" in this document.  Since there may be an interruption in    the forwarding operation during a reset, it is useful to know how    long a device takes to resume the forwarding operation.

   This document specifies a methodology for characterizing reset (and    reset time) during benchmarking of forwarding devices and provides    clarity and consistency in reset test procedures beyond what is    specified in RFC 2544.  Therefore, it updates RFC 2544.  This    document also defines the benchmarking term "reset time" and, only in    this, updates RFC 1242.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Asati, et al.                 Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6201                 Reset Characterization               March 2011

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