IPv6 Marking and Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (MPDM)

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Authors Nalini Elkins  , Giuseppe Fioccola  , mackermann@bcbsm.com  , Rob Hamilton 
Last updated 2019-04-24 (latest revision 2018-10-21)
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To assess performance problems, this document describes optional headers embedded in each packet that provide marking, sequence numbers and timing information as a basis for measurements. Such measurements may be interpreted in real-time or after the fact. This document specifies the IPv6 Marking and Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (M-PDM) Hop-byHop and Destination Options extension headers.


Nalini Elkins (nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com)
Giuseppe Fioccola (giuseppe.fioccola@telecomitalia.it)
mackermann@bcbsm.com (mackermann@bcbsm.com)
Rob Hamilton (rhamilton@cas.org)

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