Requirements for In-situ OAM

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Authors Frank Brockners  , Shwetha Bhandari  , Sashank Dara  , Carlos Pignataro  , Hannes Gredler  , John Leddy  , Stephen Youell  , David Mozes  , Tal Mizrahi  , Petr <> , 
Last updated 2017-09-14 (latest revision 2017-03-13)
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This document discusses the motivation and requirements for including specific operational and telemetry information into data packets while the data packet traverses a path between two points in the network. This method is referred to as "in-situ" Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), given that the OAM information is carried with the data packets as opposed to in "out-of-band" packets dedicated to OAM. In situ OAM complements other OAM mechanisms which use dedicated probe packets to convey OAM information.


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Carlos Pignataro (
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