Differentiated Service Code Point and Explicit Congestion Notification Monitoring in Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP)
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Network Working Group                                           J. Hedin
Internet-Draft                                                 G. Mirsky
Intended status: Standards Track                         S.  Baillargeon
Expires: June 21, 2015                                          Ericsson
                                                       December 18, 2014

 Differentiated Service Code Point and Explicit Congestion Notification
       Monitoring in Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP)
                   draft-ietf-ippm-type-p-monitor-01

Abstract

   This document describes an OPTIONAL extension for Two-Way Active
   Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) allowing the monitoring of the
   Differentiated Service Code Point and Explicit Congestion
   Notification fields with the TWAMP-Test protocol.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Conventions used in this document . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.2.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  TWAMP Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Setting Up Connection to Monitor DSCP and ECN . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  TWAMP-Test Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2.1.  Session-Reflector Packet Format for DSCP and ECN
               Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2.2.  DSCP and ECN Monitoring with RFC 6038 extensions  . .   7
       2.2.3.  Consideration for TWAMP Light mode  . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) [RFC4656] defines Type-P
   descriptor and negotiation of its value in OWAMP-Control protocol.
   Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) [RFC5357] states that
   only Differentiated Service Code Point (DSCP) values can be defined
   by Type-P descriptor and the negotiated value must be used by both
   Session-Sender and Session-Reflector.  The TWAMP specification also
   states that the same DSCP value (found in the Session-Sender packet)
   MUST be used in the test packet reflected by the Session-Reflector.
   However the TWAMP-Test protocol does not specify any methods to
   determine or report when the DSCP value has changed or is different
   than expected in the forward or reverse direction.  Re-marking the
   DSCP (changing its original value) in IP networks is possible and
   often accomplished by a Diffserv policy configured on a single node
   along the IP path.  In many cases, a change of the DSCP value
   indicates an unintentional or erroneous behavior.  At best, the
   Session-Sender can detect a change of the DSCP reverse direction
   assuming such change is actually detectable.

   This document describes an OPTIONAL feature for TWAMP.  It is called
   the DSCP and ECN monitoring feature.  This feature allows the
   Session-Sender to know the actual DSCP value received at the Session-
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