[rfc-dist] RFC 6556 on Testing Eyeball Happiness

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        RFC 6556

        Title:      Testing Eyeball Happiness 
        Author:     F. Baker
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2012
        Mailbox:    fred at cisco.com
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 23727
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-baker-bmwg-testing-eyeball-happiness-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6556.txt

The amount of time it takes to establish a session using common
transport APIs in dual-stack networks and networks with filtering
such as proposed in BCP 38 is a barrier to IPv6 deployment.  This
note describes a test that can be used to determine whether an
application can reliably establish sessions quickly in a complex
environment such as dual-stack (IPv4+IPv6) deployment or IPv6
deployment with multiple prefixes and upstream ingress filtering.
This test is not a test of a specific algorithm, but of the external
behavior of the system as a black box.  Any algorithm that has the
intended external behavior will be accepted by it.  This document is 
not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
published for informational purposes.


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