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Al Morton
(Alfred Channon Morton)

Al Morton is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Middletown, New Jersey. He has been a chairman and recognized contributor in US and International network performance standards committees for more than 25 years. He authored or co-authored more than 31 IETF RFCs, and is a committer on several Linux Foundation projects. He has worked at Bell Labs, the U.S. Army Satellite Communications Agency, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Al spends his spare time making and enjoying music with friends and family on the New Jersey Shore, Chicago, Illinois, and wherever his travels take him.


Role Group Email
Chair Benchmarking Methodology (bmwg)
Chair Performance Metrics Directorate (perfmetrdir)
Liaison Contact ITU-T SG 12 (itu-t-sg-12)
Reviewer Ops Directorate (opsdir)

RFCs (42)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3432 Dec 2002 Network performance measurement with periodic streams 23 RFCs
RFC 4737 Nov 2006 Packet Reordering Metrics 21 RFCs
RFC 5357 Oct 2008 A Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) 35 RFCs
RFC 5481 Mar 2009 Packet Delay Variation Applicability Statement 24 RFCs
RFC 5618 Aug 2009 Mixed Security Mode for the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) 7 RFCs
RFC 5644 Oct 2009 IP Performance Metrics (IPPM): Spatial and Multicast 6 RFCs
RFC 5835 Apr 2010 Framework for Metric Composition 11 RFCs
RFC 5938 Aug 2010 Individual Session Control Feature for the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) 2 RFCs
RFC 5976 Oct 2010 Y.1541-QOSM: Model for Networks Using Y.1541 Quality-of-Service Classes 2 RFCs
RFC 6038 Oct 2010 Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) Reflect Octets and Symmetrical Size Features 7 RFCs
RFC 6049 Jan 2011 Spatial Composition of Metrics 8 RFCs
RFC 6076 Jan 2011 Basic Telephony SIP End-to-End Performance Metrics 1 RFC
RFC 6248 Apr 2011 RFC 4148 and the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Registry of Metrics Are Obsolete 4 RFCs
RFC 6534 May 2012 Loss Episode Metrics for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM)
RFC 6576 Mar 2012 IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Standard Advancement Testing 16 RFCs
RFC 6673 Aug 2012 Round-Trip Packet Loss Metrics 4 RFCs
RFC 6703 Aug 2012 Reporting IP Network Performance Metrics: Different Points of View 10 RFCs
RFC 6808 Dec 2012 Test Plan and Results Supporting Advancement of RFC 2679 on the Standards Track 4 RFCs
RFC 6815 Nov 2012 Applicability Statement for RFC 2544: Use on Production Networks Considered Harmful 3 RFCs
RFC 6985 Jul 2013 IMIX Genome: Specification of Variable Packet Sizes for Additional Testing 4 RFCs
RFC 7290 Jul 2014 Test Plan and Results for Advancing RFC 2680 on the Standards Track 1 RFC
RFC 7312 Aug 2014 Advanced Stream and Sampling Framework for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) 8 RFCs
RFC 7398 Feb 2015 A Reference Path and Measurement Points for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance 5 RFCs
RFC 7497 Apr 2015 Rate Measurement Test Protocol Problem Statement and Requirements 1 RFC
RFC 7594 Sep 2015 A Framework for Large-Scale Measurement of Broadband Performance (LMAP) 17 RFCs
RFC 7679 Jan 2016 A One-Way Delay Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) 14 RFCs
RFC 7680 Jan 2016 A One-Way Loss Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) 14 RFCs
RFC 7718 Dec 2015 Registries for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) 1 RFC
RFC 7799 May 2016 Active and Passive Metrics and Methods (with Hybrid Types In-Between) 9 RFCs
RFC 8172 Jul 2017 Considerations for Benchmarking Virtual Network Functions and Their Infrastructure 2 RFCs
RFC 8204 Sep 2017 Benchmarking Virtual Switches in the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
RFC 8337 Mar 2018 Model-Based Metrics for Bulk Transport Capacity 2 RFCs
RFC 8404 Jul 2018 Effects of Pervasive Encryption on Operators 5 RFCs
RFC 8468 Nov 2018 IPv4, IPv6, and IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence: Updates for the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework 3 RFCs
RFC 8545 Mar 2019 Well-Known Port Assignments for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) and the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) 2 RFCs
RFC 8877 Sep 2020 Guidelines for Defining Packet Timestamps 5 RFCs
RFC 8911 Nov 2021 Registry for Performance Metrics 4 RFCs
RFC 8912 Nov 2021 Initial Performance Metrics Registry Entries 2 RFCs
RFC 8913 Nov 2021 Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) YANG Data Model 1 RFC
RFC 9004 May 2021 Updates for the Back-to-Back Frame Benchmark in RFC 2544
RFC 9097 Nov 2021 Metrics and Methods for One-Way IP Capacity 1 RFC
RFC 9198 May 2022 Advanced Unidirectional Route Assessment (AURA) 1 RFC

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