Service-aware IPv6 Network
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Network Working Group                                              Z. Li
Internet-Draft                                                   S. Peng
Intended status: Standards Track                     Huawei Technologies
Expires: September 12, 2019                               March 11, 2019

                       Service-aware IPv6 Network
              draft-li-6man-service-aware-ipv6-network-00

Abstract

   A multitude of applications are carried over the network, which have
   varying needs for network bandwidth, latency, jitter, and packet
   loss, etc.  Some applications such as online gaming and live video
   streaming have very demanding network requirements thereof require
   special treatments in the network.  However, since the current
   network is lack of enough information of service requirements of such
   applications it is difficult to guarantee the SLA or it may take long
   time to provide such guarantee.  This document proposes the solution
   to make use of IPv6 extensions header to convey the service
   requirement information along with the packet to the network to
   facilitate the service deployment and network resource adjustment to
   guarantee SLA for applications.  Then it defines the service-aware
   options which can be used in the different IPv6 extension headers for
   the purpose.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Online Gaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Video streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Service-aware Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  Service-aware ID Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.2.  Service-Para Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   A multitude of applications are carried over the network, which have
   varying needs for network bandwidth, latency, jitter, and packet
   loss, etc.  Some applications such as online gaming and live video
   streaming have very demanding network requirements thereof require
   special treatments in the network.  However, since the current
   network is lack of enough information of service requirements of such
   applications it is difficult to guarantee the SLA or it may take long
   time to provide such guarantee.  This document proposes the solution
   to take use of IPv6 extensions header to convey the service
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