[rfc-dist] RFC 6534 on Loss Episode Metrics for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM)

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        RFC 6534

        Title:      Loss Episode Metrics for IP 
                    Performance Metrics (IPPM) 
        Author:     N. Duffield, A. Morton,
                    J. Sommers
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2012
        Mailbox:    duffield at research.att.com, 
                    acmorton at att.com, 
                    jsommers at colgate.edu
        Pages:      21
        Characters: 45147
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ippm-loss-episode-metrics-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6534.txt

The IETF has developed a one-way packet loss metric that measures the
loss rate on a Poisson and Periodic probe streams between two hosts.
However, the impact of packet loss on applications is, in general,
sensitive not just to the average loss rate but also to the way in
which packet losses are distributed in loss episodes (i.e., maximal
sets of consecutively lost probe packets).  This document defines
one-way packet loss episode metrics, specifically, the frequency and
average duration of loss episodes and a probing methodology under
which the loss episode metrics are to be measured.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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