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IPv6 Options for In Situ Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (IOAM)

Approval announcement
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Subject: Protocol Action: 'In-situ OAM IPv6 Options' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-ippm-ioam-ipv6-options-12.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'In-situ OAM IPv6 Options'
  (draft-ietf-ippm-ioam-ipv6-options-12.txt) as Proposed Standard

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

The IESG contact persons are Zaheduzzaman Sarker and Martin Duke.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

In-situ Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (IOAM) records operational and telemetry information in the packet while the packet traverses a path between two points in the network. This document outlines how IOAM data fields are encapsulated in IPv6.

Working Group Summary

The working group process has been fairly smooth and
uncontroversial. The document was at first proposed to the 6man wokring group,
but there it was decided that it would be more appropriate for ippm to take
responsibility for it. 

Document Quality

The specification has good implementation support, in particular it has been
implemented in the Linux kernel. Asside from a few small nits the shepherd has
no concerns with the document quality.


The shepherd is Marcus Ihlar. The AD is Martin Duke.

RFC Editor Note