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Minutes IETF114: bmwg: Tue 15:00

Meeting Minutes Benchmarking Methodology (bmwg) WG
Date and time 2022-07-26 19:00
Title Minutes IETF114: bmwg: Tue 15:00
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Last updated 2022-07-26


BMWG Session (IETF-114)
July 26, Tuesday Session III
15:00-17:00 Local Time (Philadelphia, UTC-0400)
Other Time Zones: 19:00-21:00 UTC
Room: Freedom G ops bmwg

Agenda as of July 26, 2022 with minutes

Warren Kumari on Operations Area Director's Role
Still having fun but need more volunteers, talk to Warren.
AD role at the IESG review, for many new authors.

WG Status:

  • IESG Comment Resolution, WG Adoptions, and Proposals

WG Drafts:

WG Adoption Review:

  • Benchmarking Methodology for Stateful NATxy Gateways using RFC 4814

    Pseudorandom Port Numbers

    - One set of comments exchanged during (so far) adoption call -
    - ~5 people have discussed the draft on the list in May-July, 2021

    • Reference to procedures in RFC 8219
    • TCP-based testing = compliments the NG security device testing?
    • Another revised version of the Draft available -
    • novelties of the draft (and also some new measurement results)

    • Slides summarize the draft coverage and history.
      Covered the new material in Table capacity measurements

      • Will add v6 set-up as well as v4 current. 2001:0200::/48
        section 8 of [RFC5180] and ([RFC3330]) for
        IPv4 benchmark testing, not 10/8
      • Tamas Hetenyi has implemented the OS tester and the tests in
        the draft, FPGA-based, and will implement new features. Kind
        of an ulitimate support.
      • Tim Winters - support for WG doc, qa will review.
      • Al Proposed adoption after extended call (there have been no
        objections on the list)
      • Sarah agrees, plenty of support for adoption!


  • Benchmarking Methodology for MPLS Segment Routing - Paolo Volpato
    Related Draft:

    • Welcome Paolo!
    • Definitely need the draft to help SR adoption in the industry.
      Both an operator and a supplier see the need for this. Also
      Boris chatted: SR became useful in operators networks. So this
      work sounds important.
    • Also the ETSI TST spec should be TST-009, for virtualized
    • The authors have cosidered RFC5695 for MPLS benchmarking and
      cataloged the changed that are required.
    • Need reviewers, Boris Khasanov recently tested will provide
  • Benchmarking Methodology for IPv6 Segment Routing - Eduard Vasilenko

    Related Draft:

    • Same team of authors For SRMPLS, it's really a little late, but
      for SRv6 maybe not: has about 250 projects world wide, need the test
      plan now. It's a little simpler than SR-MPLS.
    • Again TE and VPN services are excluded in the scope. about 40% of
      the text has changed in this version.
    • Need at least 2 SIDs in this testing
    • Need ideas for additional development (review, testing).
    • Luis Contreras plans some testing after the Summer - report at
    • Gabor Lencse - will review after 2 months,
    • Bor Khasanov - same
    • Christine - are there any example of testing with the draft -
      Eduard no examples of tests with the draft
  • AOB


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