IPv6 Application of the Alternate Marking Method
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6MAN Working Group                                           G. Fioccola
Internet-Draft                                                   T. Zhou
Intended status: Standards Track                                  Huawei
Expires: December 1, 2020                                    M. Cociglio
                                                          Telecom Italia
                                                                  F. Qin
                                                            China Mobile
                                                            May 30, 2020

            IPv6 Application of the Alternate Marking Method
                    draft-ietf-6man-ipv6-alt-mark-00

Abstract

   This document describes how the Alternate Marking Method can be used
   as the passive performance measurement tool in an IPv6 domain and
   reports implementation considerations.  It proposes how to define a
   new Extension Header Option to encode alternate marking technique and
   both Hop-by-Hop Options Header and Destination Options Header are
   considered.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 RFC 2119
   [RFC2119] RFC 8174 [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Alternate Marking application to IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Definition of the AltMark Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Data Fields Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Use of the AltMark Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Alternate Marking Method Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  Packet Loss Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  Packet Delay Measurement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  Flow Monitoring Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.3.1.  Uniqueness of FlowMonID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.4.  Multipoint and Clustered Alternate Marking  . . . . . . .  10
     5.5.  Data Collection and Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

   [RFC8321] and [I-D.ietf-ippm-multipoint-alt-mark] describe a passive
   performance measurement method, which can be used to measure packet
   loss, latency and jitter on live traffic.  Since this method is based
   on marking consecutive batches of packets, the method is often
   referred as Alternate Marking Method.

   The Alternate Marking Method has become mature to be implemented and
   encoded in the IPv6 protocol and this document defines how it can be
   used to measure packet loss and delay metrics in IPv6.

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