A Reference Path and Measurement Points for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance
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Network Working Group                                         M. Bagnulo
Internet-Draft                                                      UC3M
Intended status: Informational                              T. Burbridge
Expires: March 21, 2015                                               BT
                                                             S. Crawford
                                                                SamKnows
                                                              P. Eardley
                                                                      BT
                                                               A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                      September 17, 2014

 A Reference Path and Measurement Points for Large-Scale Measurement of
                         Broadband Performance
                      draft-ietf-ippm-lmap-path-06

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.  The purpose is to create an efficient
   way to describe the location of the measurement point(s) used to
   conduct a particular measurement.

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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)  . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Shared Component (Links or Nodes) . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Resource Transition Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Service Demarcation Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.7.  Managed and Un-Managed Sub-paths  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Measurement Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Translation Between Reference Path and Various Technologies .  11
   7.  Example Resource Transition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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
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