[rfc-dist] RFC 5357 on A Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP)

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        RFC 5357

        Title:      A Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol 
        Author:     K. Hedayat, R. Krzanowski,
                    A. Morton, K. Yum,
                    J. Babiarz
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2008
        Mailbox:    khedayat at brixnet.com, 
                    roman.krzanowski at verizon.com, 
                    acmorton at att.com,  kyum at juniper.net, 
                    babiarz at nortel.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 61960
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ippm-twamp-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5357.txt

The One-way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP), specified in RFC
4656, provides a common protocol for measuring one-way metrics between network devices.  OWAMP can be used bi-directionally to measure one-way
metrics in both directions between two network elements.  However,
it does not accommodate round-trip or two-way measurements.  This
memo specifies a Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), based
on the OWAMP, that adds two-way or round-trip measurement capabilities.  The TWAMP measurement architecture is usually comprised of two hosts with specific roles, and this allows for some protocol simplifications, making it an attractive alternative in some circumstances.  [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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