[rfc-dist] RFC 5136 on Defining Network Capacity

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        RFC 5136

        Title:      Defining Network Capacity 
        Author:     P. Chimento, J. Ishac
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       February 2008
        Mailbox:    Philip.Chimento at jhuapl.edu, 
                    jishac at nasa.gov
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 30682
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ippm-bw-capacity-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5136.txt

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.

This document is a product of the IP Performance Metrics
Working Group of the IETF.

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