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Advanced Stream and Sampling Framework for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) (RFC7312) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238373D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Aug-21
Document File: 34 page(s) / 41K

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J. Fabini: AUTHOR [+1]


The IETF IPPM working group first created a framework for metric development in [RFC2330]. This framework has stood the test of time and enabled development of many fundamental metrics, while only being updated once in a specific area [RFC5835].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         J. Fabini Request for Comments: 7312               Vienna University of Technology Updates: 2330                                                  A. Morton Category: Informational                                        AT&T Labs ISSN: 2070-1721                                              August 2014

                  Advanced Stream and Sampling Framework                    for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM)


   To obtain repeatable results in modern networks, test descriptions    need an expanded stream parameter framework that also augments    aspects specified as Type-P for test packets.  This memo updates the    IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework, RFC 2330, with advanced    considerations for measurement methodology and testing.  The existing    framework mostly assumes deterministic connectivity, and that a    single test stream will represent the characteristics of the path    when it is aggregated with other flows.  Networks have evolved and    test stream descriptions must evolve with them; otherwise, unexpected    network features may dominate the measured performance.  This memo    describes new stream parameters for both network characterization and    support of application design using IPPM metrics.

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

Fabini & Morton               Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7312                    Advanced Sampling                August 2014

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