Compact Alternate Marking Methods for Passive Performance Monitoring

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Authors Tal Mizrahi  , Carmi Arad  , Giuseppe Fioccola  , Mauro Cociglio  , Mach Chen  , Lianshu Zheng  , Greg Mirsky 
Last updated 2017-06-29
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This memo introduces new alternate marking methods that require a compact overhead of either a single bit per packet, or zero bits per packet. This memo also presents a summary of alternate marking methods, and discusses the tradeoffs among them. The target audience of this document is network protocol designers; this document is intended to help protocol designers choose the best alternate marking method(s) based on the protocol's constraints and requirements.


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