[rfc-dist] RFC 5560 on A One-Way Packet Duplication Metric

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        RFC 5560

        Title:      A One-Way Packet Duplication Metric 
        Author:     H. Uijterwaal
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2009
        Mailbox:    henk at ripe.net
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 25304
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ippm-duplicate-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5560.txt

When a packet is sent from one host to the other, one normally
expects that exactly one copy of the packet that was sent arrives at
the destination.  It is, however, possible that a packet is either
lost or that multiple copies arrive.

In earlier work, a metric for packet loss was defined.  This metric
quantifies the case where a packet that is sent does not arrive at
its destination within a reasonable time.  In this memo, a metric for
another case is defined: a packet is sent, but multiple copies
arrive.  The document also discusses streams and methods to summarize
the results of streams.  [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
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