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IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics Version 2 (PDMv2) Destination Option

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (ippm WG)
Authors Nalini Elkins , , Ameya Deshpande , Tommaso Pecorella , Adnan Rashid
Last updated 2022-04-12 (Latest revision 2022-02-28)
Replaced by draft-ietf-ippm-encrypted-pdmv2
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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RFC8250 describes an optional Destination Option (DO) header embedded in each packet to provide sequence numbers and timing information as a basis for measurements. As this data is sent in clear- text, this may create an opportunity for malicious actors to get information for subsequent attacks. This document defines PDMv2 which has a lightweight handshake (registration procedure) and encryption to secure this data. Additional performance metrics which may be of use are also defined.


Nalini Elkins
Ameya Deshpande
Tommaso Pecorella
Adnan Rashid

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