[rfc-dist] RFC 6673 on Round-Trip Packet Loss Metrics

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        RFC 6673

        Title:      Round-Trip Packet Loss Metrics 
        Author:     A. Morton
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2012
        Mailbox:    acmorton at att.com
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 28458
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ippm-rt-loss-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6673.txt

Many user applications (and the transport protocols that make them
possible) require two-way communications.  To assess this capability,
and to achieve test system simplicity, round-trip loss measurements
are frequently conducted in practice.  The Two-Way Active Measurement
Protocol specified in RFC 5357 establishes a round-trip loss
measurement capability for the Internet.  However, there is currently
no round-trip packet loss metric specified according to the RFC 2330

This memo adds round-trip loss to the set of IP Performance Metrics

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
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