IP Options and IPv6 Updates for IPPM's Active Metric Framework: Packets of Type-P and Standard-Formed Packets

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Authors Al Morton  , Joachim Fabini  , Nalini Elkins  , mackermann@bcbsm.com  , Vinayak Hegde 
Last updated 2016-06-13 (latest revision 2015-12-11)
Replaced by RFC 8468, RFC 8468
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This memo updates the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework RFC 2330 with new considerations for measurement methodology and testing. The memo updates the definition of standard-formed packets in RFC 2330 to include IPv6 packets. It also augments distinguishing aspects of packets, referred to as Type-P for test packets in RFC 2330. Two points (at least) are worthwhile discussing further: extent of coverage for 6LO and IPv6 Header Compression, and the continued need to define a "minimal standard-formed packet".


Al Morton (acmorton@att.com)
Joachim Fabini (joachim.fabini@tuwien.ac.at)
Nalini Elkins (nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com)
mackermann@bcbsm.com (mackermann@bcbsm.com)
Vinayak Hegde (vinayakh@gmail.com)

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