IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Working Group

An IETF Working Group that has been chartered in 1997 to define metrics for network performance. Over the years, the group has furthered conventions and metrics for talking about and for measuring one-way packet loss, one-way delay, round-trip delay, IP packet delay variation, achievable bulk throughput, loss patterns, and packet reordering, as well as the OWAMP protocol used in the measurement tool of the same name (see under OWAMP Tool).



  • RFC 2330, Framework for IP Performance Metrics, V. Paxson, G. Almes, J. Mahdavi, M. Mathis. May 1998.
  • RFC 7312, Advanced Stream and Sampling Framework for IPPM, Joachim Fabini, Al Morton, August 2014.
  • RFC 2678, IPPM Metrics for Measuring Connectivity, J. Mahdavi, V. Paxson. September 1999. (Obsoletes RFC2498)
  • RFC 7679, A One-Way Delay Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), G. Almes, S. Kalidindi, M. Zekauskas, A. Morton, Ed., January 2016
  • RFC 7680, A One-Way Loss Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), G. Almes, S. Kalidindi, M. Zekauskas, A. Morton, Ed., January 2016
  • RFC 2681, A Round-trip Delay Metric for IPPM, G. Almes, S. Kalidindi, M. Zekauskas. September 1999.
  • RFC 3148, A Framework for Defining Empirical Bulk Transfer Capacity Metrics, M. Mathis, M. Allman. July 2001.
  • RFC 3357, One-way Loss Pattern Sample Metrics, R. Koodli, R. Ravikanth. August 2002.
  • RFC 3393, IP Packet Delay Variation Metric for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), C. Demichelis, P. Chimento. November 2002.
  • RFC 3432, Network performance measurement with periodic streams, V. Raisanen, G. Grotefeld, A. Morton. November 2002.
  • RFC 3763, One-way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) Requirements, S. Shalunov, B. Teitelbaum. April 2004.
  • RFC 4656, A One-way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP), S. Shalunov, B. Teitelbaum, A. Karp, J. Boote, M. Zekauskas, September 2006
  • RFC 4737, Packet Reordering Metric for IPPM, A. Morton, L. Ciavattone, G. Ramachandran, S. Shalunov, J. Perser, November 2006
  • RFC 5136, Defining Network Capacity, P. Chimento, J. Ishac, February 2008
  • RFC 5357, A Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), K. Hedayat, R. Krzanowski, A. Morton, K. Yum, J. Babiarz, October 2008
  • RFC 5388, Information Model and XML Data Model for Traceroute Measurements, S. Niccolini, S. Tartarelli, J. Quittek, T. Dietz, M. Swany, December 2008
  • RFC 5481, Packet Delay Variation Applicability Statement, A. Morton, B. Claise, March 2009
  • RFC 5560, A One-Way Packet Duplication Metric,�H. Uijterwaal, May 2009
  • RFC 5618, Mixed Security Mode for the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), A. Morton, K. Hedayat, August 2009
  • RFC 5644, IP Performance Metrics (IPPM): Spatial and Multicast, E. Stephan et al., October 2009
  • RFC 5835, Framework for Metric Composition, A. Morton, Ed., S. Van den Berghe, Ed., April 2010
  • RFC 5938, Individual Session Control Feature for the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), A. Morton, M. Chiba, August 2010
  • RFC 6038, Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) Reflect Octets and Symmetrical Size Features, A. Morton, L. Ciavattone, October 2010
  • RFC 6049, Spatial Composition of Metrics, A. Morton, E. Stephan, January 2011
  • RFC 6248, RFC 4148 and the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Registry of Metrics are Obsolete, A. Morton, April 2011
  • RFC 6349, Framework for TCP Throughput Testing, G. Forget, R. Geib, R. Schrage, August 2011
  • RFC 6576, IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) Standard Advancement Testing, R. Geib, Ed., A. Morton, R. Fardid, A. Steinmitz, March 2012
  • RFC 6534, Loss Episode Metrics for IP Performance Metrics (IPPM), N. Duffield, A. Morton, J. Sommers, May 2012
  • RFC 6673, Round-Trip Packet Loss Metrics, A. Morton, August 2012
  • RFC 6703, Reporting IP Network Performance Metrics: Different Points of View, A. Morton, G. Ramachandran, G. Maguluri, August 2012
  • RFC 6802, Ericsson Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP) Value-Added Octets, S. Baillargeon, C. Flinta, A. Johnsson, November 2012
  • RFC 6808, Test Plan and Results Supporting Advancement of RFC 2679 on the Standards Track, L. Ciavattone, R. Geib, A. Morton, M. Wieser, December 2012
  • RFC 7290, Test Plan and Results for Advancing RFC 2680 on the Standards Track, L. Ciavattone, R. Geib, A. Morton, M. Wieser, April 2014
  • RFC 7497, Rate Measurement Test Protocol Problem Statement and Requirements, A. Morton, April 2015
  • RFC 7718, Registries for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP), A. Morton, December 2015
  • RFC 7750, Differentiated Service Code Point and Explicit Congestion Notification Monitoring in the Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), J. Hedin, G. Mirsky, S. Baillargeon, February 2016
  • RFC 7820, UDP Checksum Complement in the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) and Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), T. Mizrahi, March 2016
  • RFC 7717, IKEv2-Derived Shared Secret Key for the One-Way Active Measurement Protocol (OWAMP) and Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), K. Pentikousis, Ed., E. Zhang, Y. Cui, December 2015
  • RFC 7799, Active and Passive Metrics and Methods (with Hybrid Types In-Between), A. Morton, May 2016
  • RFC 8186, Support of the IEEE 1588 Timestamp Format in a Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP), G. Mirsky, I. Meilik, June 2017
  • RFC 8250, IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM) Destination Option, N. Elkins, R. Hamilton, M. Ackermann, September 2017

Non-WG Products

  • RFC 5236, Improved Packet Reordering Metrics, A. Jayasumana, N. Piratla, T. Banka, A. Bare, R. Whitner, June 2008


-- Simon Leinen - 2006-03-13 - 2017-11-17

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