RFC 5136

Defining Network Capacity, February 2008

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5136.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
P. Chimento
J. Ishac
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ippm (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5136

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Abstract

Measuring capacity is a task that sounds simple, but in reality can be quite complex. In addition, the lack of a unified nomenclature on this subject makes it increasingly difficult to properly build, test, and use techniques and tools built around these constructs. This document provides definitions for the terms 'Capacity' and 'Available Capacity' related to IP traffic traveling between a source and destination in an IP network. By doing so, we hope to provide a common framework for the discussion and analysis of a diverse set of current and future estimation techniques. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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