De-duplication for IPv6

IPv6 lacked a critical field, available in IPv4, which was used for diagnostics.  This was the IPID, which acted as a de-facto IP sequence number.    EDCO was able to have a draft adopted jointly by the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) and IPv6 Maintenance (6man) Working Groups of the IETF.   Our standard defines a new Performance and Diagnostics (PDM) header for IPv6.   Our goal is to have this header flow in every IPv6 packet on the Internet.  


See more ... HERE

Monitoring Net Neutrality

Monitoring of net neutrality is of interest to regulators as well as users throughout the world. Standardized metrics are lacking. Measurements need to be at the end user client, be able to accurately separate wire and host time, detect quality of service provided to individual applications and be lightweight. The IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM) Destination Option defined by EDCO members meets all these criteria.  We are proposing that PDM be used for such measurements. 

You may see our proposal HERE

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