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Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies (RFC8219) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250639D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Aug-13
Document File: 60 page(s) / 66K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Georgescu: AUTHOR [+2]


The methodologies described in [RFC2544] and [RFC5180] help vendors and network operators alike analyze the performance of IPv4 and IPv6-capable network devices. The methodology presented in [RFC2544] is mostly IP version independent, while [RFC5180] contains complementary recommendations that are specific to the latest IP version, IPv6. However, [RFC5180] does not cover IPv6 transition technologies.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      M. Georgescu Request for Comments: 8219                                    L. Pislaru Category: Informational                                          RCS&RDS ISSN: 2070-1721                                                G. Lencse                                              Szechenyi Istvan University                                                              August 2017

        Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Transition Technologies


   Benchmarking methodologies that address the performance of network    interconnect devices that are IPv4- or IPv6-capable exist, but the    IPv6 transition technologies are outside of their scope.  This    document provides complementary guidelines for evaluating the    performance of IPv6 transition technologies.  More specifically, this    document targets IPv6 transition technologies that employ    encapsulation or translation mechanisms, as dual-stack nodes can be    tested using the recommendations of RFCs 2544 and 5180.  The    methodology also includes a metric for benchmarking load scalability.

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 7841.

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

 Georgescu, et al.             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8219      Benchmarking for IPv6 Transition Technologies  August 2017

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