A packet based method for passive performance monitoring

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Authors Alessandro Capello  , Mauro Cociglio  , Giuseppe Fioccola  , Luca Castaldelli  , Alberto Bonda 
Last updated 2015-09-06 (latest revision 2015-03-05)
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This document describes a passive method to perform packet loss, delay and jitter measurements on live traffic. Implementation and deployment details are also explained in order to clarify how the tools and features currently available on existing routing platforms can be used to implement the method. This method, also called PNPM (Packet Network Performance Monitoring), has been invented and engineered in Telecom Italia and it's currently being used in Telecom Italia's network.


Alessandro Capello (alessandro.capello@telecomitalia.it)
Mauro Cociglio (mauro.cociglio@telecomitalia.it)
Giuseppe Fioccola (giuseppe.fioccola@telecomitalia.it)
Luca Castaldelli (luca.castaldelli@telecomitalia.it)
Alberto Bonda (alberto.tempia@gmail.com)

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