[rfc-dist] RFC 6777 on Label Switched Path (LSP) Data Path Delay Metrics in Generalized MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) Networks

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        RFC 6777

        Title:      Label Switched Path (LSP) Data 
                    Path Delay Metrics in Generalized MPLS 
                    and MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) Networks 
        Author:     W. Sun, Ed.,
                    G. Zhang, Ed.,
                    J. Gao, 
                    G. Xie,
                    R. Papneja
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2012
        Mailbox:    sun.weiqiang at gmail.com, 
                    zhangguoying at catr.cn, 
                    gjhhit at huawei.com,
                    xieg at cs.ucr.edu, 
                    rajiv.papneja at huawei.com
        Pages:      29
        Characters: 57725
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ccamp-dpm-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6777.txt

When setting up a Label Switched Path (LSP) in Generalized MPLS
(GMPLS) and MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) networks, the
completion of the signaling process does not necessarily mean that
the cross-connection along the LSP has been programmed accordingly
and in a timely manner.  Meanwhile, the completion of the signaling
process may be used by LSP users or applications that control their
use as an indication that the data path has become usable.  The
existence of the inconsistency between the signaling messages and
cross-connection programming, and the possible failure of cross-
connection programming, if not properly treated, will result in data
loss or even application failure.  Characterization of this
performance can thus help designers to improve the way in which LSPs
are used and to make applications or tools that depend on and use
LSPs more robust.  This document defines a series of performance
metrics to evaluate the connectivity of the data path in the
signaling process.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Common Control and Measurement Plane Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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