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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ippm-loss-pattern-04.txt



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This draft is a work item of the IP Performance Metrics Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: One-way Loss Pattern Sample Metrics
	Author(s)	: R. Koodli, R. Ravikanth
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ippm-loss-pattern-04.txt
	Pages		: 9
	Date		: 27-Nov-00
	
The Internet exhibits certain specific types of behavior (e.g., bursty
packet loss) that can affect the performance seen by the users as
well as the operators. Currently, the focus has been on specifying
base metrics such as delay, loss and connectivity under the
framework described in [frame-work]. It would be useful to capture
specific Internet behaviors under the umbrella of IPPM framework,
specifying new concepts while reusing existing guidelines as much as
possible. This draft proposes the use of 'derived metrics' to
accomplish this, specifically providing means for capturing the loss
pattern on the Internet.

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