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Benchmarking Methodology for Content-Aware Network Devices

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (bmwg WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-08-10 (latest revision 2013-02-06)
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This document defines a set of test scenarios and metrics that can be used to benchmark content-aware network devices. The scenarios in the following document are intended to more accurately predict the performance of these devices when subjected to dynamic traffic patterns. This document will operate within the constraints of the Benchmarking Working Group charter, namely black box characterization in a laboratory environment.


Mike Hamilton <>
Sarah Banks <>

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