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A Framework for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance (LMAP) (RFC7594) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244951D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-04

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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P. Eardley: AUTHOR [+5]


There is a desire to be able to coordinate the execution of broadband measurements and the collection of measurement results across a large scale set of Measurement Agents (MAs). These MAs could be software-based agents on PCs, embedded agents in consumer devices (such as TVs or gaming consoles), embedded in service-provider- controlled devices such as set-top boxes and home gateways, or simply dedicated probes. MAs may also be embedded on a device that is part of an ISP's network, such as a DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer), router, Carrier Grade NAT (Network Address Translator), or ISP Gateway. It is expected that a measurement system could easily encompass a few hundred thousand or even millions of such MAs. Such a scale presents unique problems in coordination, execution, and measurement result collection. Several use cases have been proposed for large-scale measurements including:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        P. Eardley Request for Comments: 7594                                            BT Category: Informational                                        A. Morton ISSN: 2070-1721                                                AT&T Labs                                                               M. Bagnulo                                                                     UC3M                                                             T. Burbridge                                                                       BT                                                                P. Aitken                                                                  Brocade                                                                A. Akhter                                                               Consultant                                                           September 2015

 A Framework for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance (LMAP)


   Measuring broadband service on a large scale requires a description    of the logical architecture and standardisation of the key protocols    that coordinate interactions between the components.  This document    presents an overall framework for large-scale measurements.  It also    defines terminology for LMAP (Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband    Performance).

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

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