A One-Way Delay Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM)

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'A One-Way Delay Metric for IPPM' to Internet Standard (draft-ietf-ippm-2679-bis-05.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'A One-Way Delay Metric for IPPM'
  (draft-ietf-ippm-2679-bis-05.txt) as Internet Standard

This document is the product of the IP Performance Metrics Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Spencer Dawkins and Martin Stiemerling.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   This memo (RFC 2679 bis) defines a metric for one-way delay of
   packets across Internet paths.  It builds on notions introduced and
   discussed in the IPPM Framework document, RFC 2330. This document 
   replaces (obsoletes) RFC 2679.

Working Group Summary

   There was nothing unusual or controversial within the working group.
   Brian Carpenter identified an issue at last call time, that standard-formed
   packets defined in RFC 2330, are only defined for IPv4. Rather than try
   to address this comment piecemeal in draft-ietf-ippm-2679-bis, 
   draft-ietf-ippm-2680-bis, and various other drafts in IPPM, the authors 
   and Brian agreed that the right way to handle IPv6 was in a revision of 
   RFC 2330 itself, and work on this revision is underway.

Document Quality

   The implementation report for RFC 2679 is available in 
   This draft is a minor revision of RFC 2679, being advanced
   to Internet Standard.


   The document shepherd is Bill Cerveny.  
   The responsible area director is Spencer Dawkins.