A Reference Path and Measurement Points for LMAP
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Network Working Group                                         M. Bagnulo
Internet-Draft                                                      UC3M
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                                                             S. Crawford
                                                                SamKnows
                                                              P. Eardley
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                                                               A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                          August 5, 2014

            A Reference Path and Measurement Points for LMAP
                      draft-ietf-ippm-lmap-path-05

Abstract

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) and measurement points for
   commonly used performance metrics.  Other similar measurement
   projects may also be able to use the extensions described here for
   measurement point location.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Purpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Subscriber  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Dedicated Component (Links or Nodes)  . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Shared Component (Links or Nodes) . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.5.  Resource Transition Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Managed and Un-Managed Sub-paths  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Measurement Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Translation Between Reference Path and Various Technologies .  10
   7.  Example Resource Transition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) or similar measurement projects.
   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
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