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Test Plan and Results for Advancing RFC 2680 on the Standards Track
RFC 7290

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     L. Ciavattone
Request for Comments: 7290                                     AT&T Labs
Category: Informational                                          R. Geib
ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Deutsche Telekom
                                                               A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                               M. Wieser
                                          Technical University Darmstadt
                                                               July 2014

  Test Plan and Results for Advancing RFC 2680 on the Standards Track

Abstract

   This memo provides the supporting test plan and results to advance
   RFC 2680, a performance metric RFC defining one-way packet loss
   metrics, along the Standards Track.  Observing that the metric
   definitions themselves should be the primary focus rather than the
   implementations of metrics, this memo describes the test procedures
   to evaluate specific metric requirement clauses to determine if the
   requirement has been interpreted and implemented as intended.  Two
   completely independent implementations have been tested against the
   key specifications of RFC 2680.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7290.

Ciavattone, et al.            Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7290           Standards Track Tests for RFC 2680          July 2014

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Ciavattone, et al.            Informational                     [Page 2]
RFC 7290           Standards Track Tests for RFC 2680          July 2014

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Requirements Language ......................................4
      1.2. RFC 2680 Coverage ..........................................5
   2. A Definition-Centric Metric Advancement Process .................5
   3. Test Configuration ..............................................5
   4. Error Calibration and RFC 2680 ..................................9
      4.1. Clock Synchronization Calibration ..........................9
      4.2. Packet Loss Determination Error ...........................10
   5. Predetermined Limits on Equivalence ............................10
   6. Tests to Evaluate RFC 2680 Specifications ......................11
      6.1. One-Way Loss: ADK Sample Comparison .......................11
           6.1.1. 340B/Periodic Cross-Implementation Results .........12
           6.1.2. 64B/Periodic Cross-Implementation Results ..........14
           6.1.3. 64B/Poisson Cross-Implementation Results ...........15
           6.1.4. Conclusions on the ADK Results for One-Way

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