IPv4, IPv6, and IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence: Updates for the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework
RFC 8468

Document Type RFC - Informational (November 2018; No errata)
Updates RFC 2330
Last updated 2018-11-14
Replaces draft-morton-ippm-2330-stdform-typep
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Morton
Request for Comments: 8468                                     AT&T Labs
Updates: 2330                                                  J. Fabini
Category: Informational                                          TU Wien
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                N. Elkins
                                                   Inside Products, Inc.
                                                            M. Ackermann
                                      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
                                                                V. Hegde
                                                              Consultant
                                                           November 2018

                 IPv4, IPv6, and IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence:
        Updates for the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework

Abstract

   This memo updates the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) framework defined
   by RFC 2330 with new considerations for measurement methodology and
   testing.  It updates the definition of standard-formed packets to
   include IPv6 packets, deprecates the definition of minimal IP packet,
   and augments distinguishing aspects, referred to as Type-P, for test
   packets in RFC 2330.  This memo identifies that IPv4-IPv6 coexistence
   can challenge measurements within the scope of the IPPM framework.
   Example use cases include, but are not limited to, IPv4-IPv6
   translation, NAT, and protocol encapsulation.  IPv6 header
   compression and use of IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Area Networks
   (6LoWPAN) are considered and excluded from the standard-formed packet
   evaluation.

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 candidates 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
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8468.

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RFC 8468                    IPPM IPv6 Update               November 2018

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Packets of Type-P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Standard-Formed Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  NAT, IPv4-IPv6 Transition, and Compression Techniques . . . .   9
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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