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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ippm-loss-pattern-06.txt



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	Title		: One-way Loss Pattern Sample Metrics
	Author(s)	: R. Koodli, R. Ravikanth
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ippm-loss-pattern-06.txt
	Pages		: 13
	Date		: 11-Jan-02
	
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.  Previously, the focus of the IPPM had
been on specifying base metrics such as delay, loss and connectivity
under the framework described in [10].  However, specific Internet
behaviors can also be captured under the umbrella of IPPM framework,
specifying new concepts while reusing existing guidelines as much as
possible.  This document defines metrics derived from the previously
specified base metrics to capture loss patterns experienced by
streams of packets on the Internet.

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