IPv6, IPv4 and Coexistence Updates for IPPM's Active Metric Framework

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Last updated 2017-12-04 (latest revision 2017-10-11)
Replaces draft-morton-ippm-2330-stdform-typep
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This memo updates the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework RFC 2330 with new considerations for measurement methodology and testing. It updates the definition of standard-formed packets in RFC 2330 to include IPv6 packets, deprecates the definition of minimum standard- formed packet, and augments distinguishing aspects of packets, referred to as Type-P for test packets in RFC 2330. This memo identifies that IPv4-IPv6 co-existence can challenge measurements within the scope of the IPPM Framework. Exemplary use cases include, but are not limited to IPv4-IPv6 translation, NAT, protocol encapsulation, IPv6 header compression, or use of IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Area Networks (6LoWPAN).


Al Morton (acmorton@att.com)
Joachim Fabini (joachim.fabini@tuwien.ac.at)
Nalini Elkins (nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com)
mackermann@bcbsm.com (mackermann@bcbsm.com)
Vinayak Hegde (vinayakh@gmail.com)

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