Pseudowire Performance and Timing Measurement

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To-date, no intrinsic mechanisms exist for pseudowires that allow operators to measure the performance of a pseudowire. Only the existing Virtual Circuit Connectivity Verification protocol allows for the verification of connectivity of a pseudowire. This document defines the problems that must be solved in this space, and provides discussion points around the issues of pseudowire performance measurement, including timing synchronization and packet loss detection.


Thomas Nadeau (
Yaakov Stein (

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