Packet Loss Signaling for Encrypted Protocols
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TSVWG                                                   A. Ferrieux, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                         I. Hamchaoui, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                               Orange Labs
Expires: January 29, 2021                               I. Lubashev, Ed.
                                                     Akamai Technologies
                                                        D. Tikhonov, Ed.
                                                  LiteSpeed Technologies
                                                           July 28, 2020

             Packet Loss Signaling for Encrypted Protocols
               draft-ferrieuxhamchaoui-tsvwg-lossbits-03

Abstract

   This document describes a protocol-independent method that employs
   two bits to allow endpoints to signal packet loss in a way that can
   be used by network devices to measure and locate the source of the
   loss.  The signaling method applies to all protocols with a protocol-
   specific way to identify packet loss.  The method is especially
   valuable when applied to protocols that encrypt transport header and
   do not allow an alternative method for loss detection.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Motivation for Passive On-Path Loss Observation . . . . .   3
     1.2.  On-Path Loss Observation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  On-Path Loss Signaling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.4.  Recommended Use of the Signals  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Loss Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Setting the sQuare Bit on Outgoing Packets  . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.1.  Q Run Length Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Setting the Loss Event Bit on Outgoing Packets  . . . . .   5
   4.  Using the Loss Bits for Passive Loss Measurement  . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  End-To-End Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Upstream Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Correlating End-to-End and Upstream Loss  . . . . . . . .   7
     4.4.  Downstream Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.5.  Observer Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  ECN-Echo Event Bit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Setting the ECN-Echo Event Bit on Outgoing Packets  . . .   8
     5.2.  Using E Bit for Passive ECN-Reported Congestion
           Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Protocol Ossification Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.1.  Optimistic ACK Attack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   10. Change Log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.1.  Since version 02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     10.2.  Since version 01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.3.  Since version 00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   11. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
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