Requirement and Solution for Multicast Traffic On-path Telemetry
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IPPM                                                             H. Song
Internet-Draft                                                M. McBride
Intended status: Standards Track                  Futurewei Technologies
Expires: October 9, 2020                                       G. Mirsky
                                                               ZTE Corp.
                                                           April 7, 2020

    Requirement and Solution for Multicast Traffic On-path Telemetry
                   draft-song-multicast-telemetry-04

Abstract

   This document discusses the requirement of on-path telemetry for
   multicast traffic.  The existing solutions are examined and their
   issues are addressed with new modifications that adapt to the
   multicast scenario.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119][RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Requirements for Multicast Traffic Telemetry  . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Issues of Existing Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Proposed Modifications to Existing Techniques . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Per-hop postcard using IOAM DEX . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.2.  Per-section postcard  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Considerations for Different Multicast Protocols  . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Application in PIM  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Application in P2MP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  Application in BIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Multicast traffic is an important traffic type in today's Internet.
   Multicast provides services that are often real time (e.g., online
   meeting) or have strict QoS requirements (e.g., IPTV, Market Data).
   Multicast packet drop and delay can severely affect the application
   performance and user experience.

   It is important to monitor the performance of the multicast traffic.
   Existing OAM techniques cannot gain direct and accurate information
   about the multicast traffic.  New on-path telemetry techniques such
   as In-situ OAM [I-D.ietf-ippm-ioam-data] and Postcard-based Telemetry
   [I-D.song-ippm-postcard-based-telemetry] provide promising means to
   directly monitor the network experience of multicast traffic.
   However, multicast traffic has some unique characteristics which pose
   some challenges on efficiently applying such techniques.

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