IPv4, IPv6, and IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence: Updates for the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Nevil Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Brian Trammell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Document Action: 'IPv6, IPv4 and Coexistence Updates for IPPM's Active Metric Framework' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-ippm-2330-ipv6-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6, IPv4 and Coexistence Updates for IPPM's Active Metric Framework' (draft-ietf-ippm-2330-ipv6-06.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the IP Performance Measurement Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mirja Kühlewind and Spencer Dawkins. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ippm-2330-ipv6/
Technical Summary This memo updates the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework, RFC 2330, with new considerations for measurement methodology and testing. It updates the definition of standard-formed packets in RFC 2330 to include IPv6 packets, deprecates the definition of minimum standard-formed packet, and augments distinguishing aspects of packets, referred to as Type-P for test packets in RFC 2330. This memo identifies that IPv4-IPv6 co-existence can challenge measurements within the scope of the IPPM Framework. Exemplary use cases include, but are not limited to IPv4-IPv6 translation, NAT, protocol encapsulation, IPv6 header compression, or use of IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Area Networks (6LoWPAN). Working Group Summary The need for this draft was raised by Brian Carpenter early in 2015. It had three versions as an individual draft before being adopted by the IPPM Working Group in July 2016. It's now in its third (-02) version. Discussion within the WG has not been contentious, it's simply been aimed at improving the quality and completeness of this draft. Document Quality This draft simply describes the aspects of IP Performance Measurement affected by the change from IPv4 to IPv6. These changes are well understood within the IPPM WG. RFC 8259 is a clear example of this. Fred Baker and Marius Georgescu's review appear in the IPPM WG archive. There were other comments at meetings. Brian Carpenter reviewed an early version of the draft. See the ACKS. Personnel The Shepherd is Nevil Brownlee. The Responsible AD is Spencer Dawkins.