In-situ OAM Data Validation Option

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Authors Haoyu Song  , Tianran Zhou 
Last updated 2018-10-18 (latest revision 2018-04-16)
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This document describes several potential performance scalability and capability issues when implementing in-situ OAM on heterogenous target network elements. The document proposes the corresponding solutions and modifications to the current in-situ OAM specification to mitigate the issues. Specifically, in-situ OAM is extended with data validation fields to cope with the node processing capability. We provide use cases to motivate our proposal and base the modifications on the current in-situ OAM header format specification.


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