LOOPS Generic Information Set
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TSVWG                                                           M. Welzl
Internet-Draft                                        University of Oslo
Intended status: Standards Track                         C. Bormann, Ed.
Expires: March 6, 2020                           Universitaet Bremen TZI
                                                      September 03, 2019

                     LOOPS Generic Information Set
                     draft-welzl-loops-gen-info-01

Abstract

   LOOPS (Local Optimizations on Path Segments) aims to provide local
   (not end-to-end but in-network) recovery of lost packets to achieve
   better data delivery in the presence of losses.
   [I-D.li-tsvwg-loops-problem-opportunities] provides an overview over
   the problems and optimization opportunities that LOOPS could address.

   The present document is a strawman for the set of information that
   would be interchanged in a LOOPS protocol, without already defining a
   specific data packet format.

   The generic information set needs to be mapped to a specific
   encapsulation protocol to actually run the LOOPS optimizations.  The
   current version of this document contains sketches of bindings to GUE
   [I-D.ietf-intarea-gue] and Geneve [I-D.ietf-nvo3-geneve].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Challenges  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  No Access to End-to-End Transport Information . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Path Asymmetry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Reordering vs. Spurious Retransmission  . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Informing the End-to-End Transport  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.5.  Congestion Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  Simplifying assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  LOOPS Generic Information Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  Setup Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Forward Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Reverse Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  LOOPS General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.1.  Initial Packet Sequence Number  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.2.  Acknowledgement Generation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.3.  Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.4.  Loss detection and Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.4.1.  Local Retransmission  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.4.2.  FEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.5.  Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Sketches of Bindings to Tunnel Protocols  . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.1.  Embedding LOOPS in Geneve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     6.2.  Embedding LOOPS in GUE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   Appendix A.  Protocol used in Prototype Implementation  . . . . .  16
     A.1.  Block Code FEC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Appendix B.  Transparent mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
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