Benchmarking the Neighbor Discovery Protocol
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Benchmarking The Neighbor Discovery Protocol' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-bmwg-ipv6-nd-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Benchmarking The Neighbor Discovery Protocol' (draft-ietf-bmwg-ipv6-nd-06.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Benchmarking Methodology Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Joel Jaeggli. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-bmwg-ipv6-nd/
Technical Summary IPv6 nodes use the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) [RFC4861] to maintain the Neighbor Cache. Operational experience [RFC6583] shows that when an implementation cannot maintain a sufficiently complete Neighbor Cache, its ability to forward packets is impaired. This document provides benchmarking procedures for the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP). Benchmarking procedures include a Baseline Test and an NDP Scaling Test. This document defines an NDP scaling metric, called NDP-MAX-NEIGHBORS. Working Group Summary Once the Working Group agreed on the benchmarking problem to solve, revisions to the draft were straightforward and consensus was smooth. Document Quality INT Area Directorate review was requested. Draft was discussed in v6ops and is an offshoot of work done there for RFC 6583. Personnel Al Morton is the Document Shepherd. Joel Jaeggli is the Responsible AD.