Improved Packet Reordering Metrics
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Re: Informational RFC to be: draft-jayasumana-reorder-density-09.txt The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'Improved Packet Reordering Metrics' <draft-jayasumana-reorder-density-09.txt> as an Informational RFC. The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in the datatracker (https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=9915&rfc_flag=0) related to this document and determine whether or not they merit incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot and the comment log. The IESG contact person is Lars Eggert. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jayasumana-reorder-density-09.txt The process for such documents is described at http://www.rfc-editor.org/indsubs.html. Thank you, The IESG Secretary
Technical Summary This document presents two metrics for packet reordering, namely, Reorder Density (RD) and Reorder Buffer-Occupancy Density (RBD). Working Group Summary These metrics are not the product of an IETF working group. Protocol Quality The metrics defined in this document are similar in scope to the reordering metrics standardized by the IETF in RFC 4737, which is a product of the IPPM working group. A second set of reordering metrics is unlikely to conflict with the IETF standard metrics; the usefulness of this second set of metrics is uncertain. Personnel Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org) has reviewed this document for the IESG. Henk Uijterwaal (email@example.com) has performed an expert review. RFC Editor Note The IETF standard in this space (RFC4737) is titled "Packet Reordering Metrics". This document picks part of its title to be very similar ("Metrics for Packet Reordering Measurements"). In the interest of making it clear that this is not an IETF standard metric, the RFC Editor is requested to change the title of the document, maybe simply to: "Reorder Density and Reorder Buffer-occupancy Density". IESG Note [RFC 3932, Section 4, Option 1, modified] The content of this RFC was at one time considered by the IETF, and therefore it may resemble a current IETF work in progress or a published IETF work. The IETF standard for reordering metrics is RFC 4737. The metrics in this document were not adopted for inclusion in RFC 4737. This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard. The IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for any purpose and in particular notes that the decision to publish is not based on IETF review for such things as security, congestion control, or inappropriate interaction with deployed protocols. The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at its discretion. Readers of this RFC should exercise caution in evaluating its value for implementation and deployment. See RFC 3932 for more information.