A Reference Path and Measurement Points for LMAP
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Network Working Group                                         M. Bagnulo
Internet-Draft                                                      UC3M
Intended status: Standards Track                            T. Burbridge
Expires: January 09, 2014                                             BT
                                                             S. Crawford
                                                                SamKnows
                                                              P. Eardley
                                                                      BT
                                                               A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                           July 08, 2013

            A Reference Path and Measurement Points for LMAP
                      draft-ietf-ippm-lmap-path-00

Abstract

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) and measurement points for
   commonly used performance metrics.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Purpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Subscriber  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.3.  Dedicated Component (Links or Nodes)  . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Shared Component (Links or Nodes) . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.5.  Resource Transition Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Measurement Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Translation Between Ref. Path and Tech. X . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP).  The series of IP Performance
   Metrics (IPPM) RFCs have developed terms that are generally useful
   for path description (section 5 of [RFC2330]).  There are a limited
   number of additional terms needing definition here, and they will be
   defined in this memo.

   The reference path is usually needed when attempting to communicate
   precisely about the components that comprise the path, often in terms
   of their number (hops) and geographic location.  This memo takes the
   path definition further, by establishing a set of measurement points
   along the path and ascribing a unique designation to each point.
   This topic has been previously developed in section 5.1 of [RFC3432],
   and as part of the updated framework for composition and aggregation,
   section 4 of [RFC5835] (which may also figure in the LMAP work
   effort).  Section 4.1 of [RFC5835] defines the term "measurement
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