RFC 8468

IPv4, IPv6, and IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence: Updates for the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Framework, November 2018

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8468.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Updates:
RFC 2330
Authors:
A. Morton
J. Fabini
N. Elkins
M. Ackermann
V. Hegde
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ippm (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8468

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Abstract

This memo updates the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) framework defined by RFC 2330 with new considerations for measurement methodology and testing. It updates the definition of standard-formed packets to include IPv6 packets, deprecates the definition of minimal IP packet, and augments distinguishing aspects, referred to as Type-P, for test packets in RFC 2330. This memo identifies that IPv4-IPv6 coexistence can challenge measurements within the scope of the IPPM framework. Example use cases include, but are not limited to, IPv4-IPv6 translation, NAT, and protocol encapsulation. IPv6 header compression and use of IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Area Networks (6LoWPAN) are considered and excluded from the standard-formed packet evaluation.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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