Active and Passive Metrics and Methods (with Hybrid Types In-Between), May 2016
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This memo provides clear definitions for Active and Passive performance assessment. The construction of Metrics and Methods can be described as either "Active" or "Passive". Some methods may use a subset of both Active and Passive attributes, and we refer to these as "Hybrid Methods". This memo also describes multiple dimensions to help evaluate new methods as they emerge.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.