A Reference Path and Measurement Points for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance
RFC 7398

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Replaces draft-morton-ippm-lmap-path
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        M. Bagnulo
Request for Comments: 7398                                          UC3M
Category: Informational                                     T. Burbridge
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                       BT
                                                             S. Crawford
                                                                SamKnows
                                                              P. Eardley
                                                                      BT
                                                               A. Morton
                                                               AT&T Labs
                                                           February 2015

              A Reference Path and Measurement Points for
            Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance

Abstract

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) and measurement points for
   commonly used performance metrics.  Other similar measurement
   projects may also be able to use the extensions described here for
   measurement point location.  The purpose is to create an efficient
   way to describe the location of the measurement point(s) used to
   conduct a particular measurement.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Purpose and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Subscriber  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Dedicated Component (Links or Nodes)  . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.4.  Shared Component (Links or Nodes) . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Resource Transition Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Service Demarcation Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.7.  Managed and Unmanaged Sub-paths . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Reference Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Measurement Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Examples of Reference Paths with Various Technologies . . . .  11
   7.  Example of Reference Path with Resource Transition  . . . . .  13
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

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1.  Introduction

   This document defines a reference path for Large-scale Measurement of
   Broadband Access Performance (LMAP) or similar measurement projects.
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