IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Destination Option
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                                 N. Elkins
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                                                            M. Ackermann
                                                           BCBS Michigan
                                                              K. Haining
                                                                 US Bank
                                                              S. Perdomo
                                                                    DTCC
                                                               W. Jouris
                                                         Inside Products
                                                                D. Boyes
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Expires: November 30, 2013                                  May 30, 2013

       IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Destination Option
               draft-elkins-6man-ipv6-pdm-dest-option-00

Abstract

   To diagnose problems for a number of Enterprise Data Center Operators
   (EDCO), two metrics are critical for timely end-to-end problem
   resolution, both real-time and after the fact, without impacting an
   operational production network. They are: packet sequence number and
   packet timestamp. Packet sequence number is required for diagnostics.
   Packet timestamp is required to calculate end-to-end response time. 
   Current methods are inadequate for these purposes because they assume
   unreasonable access to intermediate devices, are cost prohibitive,
   require infeasible changes to a running production network, and / or
   do not provide timely data. This document solves these problems with
   a new destination option, the Performance and Diagnostic Metrics
   destination option (PDM).

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Table of Contents

   1  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2  Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Destination Option . . . . .  3
     2.1  Destination Options Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     2.2  Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Destination Option . . .  4
     2.3  Implementation Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3  Backward Compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   5  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   6  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     6.1  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     6.2  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   7 Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

 

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1  Introduction

   To diagnose problems for a number of Enterprise Data Center Operators
   (EDCO), two metrics are critical for timely end-to-end problem
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