RFC 8889

Multipoint Alternate-Marking Method for Passive and Hybrid Performance Monitoring, August 2020

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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Authors:
G. Fioccola, Ed.
M. Cociglio
A. Sapio
R. Sisto
Stream:
IETF
Source:
ippm (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8889

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Abstract

The Alternate-Marking method, as presented in RFC 8321, can only be applied to point-to-point flows, because it assumes that all the packets of the flow measured on one node are measured again by a single second node. This document generalizes and expands this methodology to measure any kind of unicast flow whose packets can follow several different paths in the network -- in wider terms, a multipoint-to-multipoint network. For this reason, the technique here described is called "Multipoint Alternate Marking".


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.