Compact Alternate Marking Methods for Passive and Hybrid Performance Monitoring
draft-mizrahi-ippm-compact-alternate-marking-01

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Network Working Group                                         T. Mizrahi
Internet-Draft                                                   C. Arad
Intended status: Informational                                   Marvell
Expires: September 5, 2018                                   G. Fioccola
                                                             M. Cociglio
                                                          Telecom Italia
                                                                 M. Chen
                                                                L. Zheng
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                               G. Mirsky
                                                               ZTE Corp.
                                                           March 4, 2018

  Compact Alternate Marking Methods for Passive and Hybrid Performance
                               Monitoring
            draft-mizrahi-ippm-compact-alternate-marking-01

Abstract

   This memo introduces new alternate marking methods that require a
   compact overhead of either a single bit per packet, or zero bits per
   packet.  This memo also presents a summary of alternate marking
   methods, and discusses the tradeoffs among them.  The target audience
   of this document is network protocol designers; this document is
   intended to help protocol designers choose the best alternate marking
   method(s) based on the protocol's constraints and requirements.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  The Scope of This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Marking Abstractions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Double Marking  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Single-bit Marking  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Single Marking Using the First Packet . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Single Marking using the Mean Delay . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  Single Marking using a Multiplexed Marking Bit  . . . . .   8
       5.3.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       5.3.2.  Timing and Synchronization Aspects  . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  Pulse Marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Zero Marking Hashed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  Hash-based Sampling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.1.1.  Hashed Pulse Marking  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.1.2.  Hashed Step Marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Single Marking Hashed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  Summary of Marking Methods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  Alternate Marking using Reserved Values . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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