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BCP 176

RFC 6576

"IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Standard Advancement Testing", March 2012

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R. Geib, Ed.
A. Morton
R. Fardid
A. Steinmitz
ippm (tsv)

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This document specifies tests to determine if multiple independent instantiations of a performance-metric RFC have implemented the specifications in the same way. This is the performance-metric equivalent of interoperability, required to advance RFCs along the Standards Track. Results from different implementations of metric RFCs will be collected under the same underlying network conditions and compared using statistical methods. The goal is an evaluation of the metric RFC itself to determine whether its definitions are clear and unambiguous to implementors and therefore a candidate for advancement on the IETF Standards Track. This document is an Internet Best Current Practice.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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