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                                                Scott Poretsky
                                                Reef Point Systems

                                                Brent Imhoff
                                                Juniper Networks

                                                January 2006

                    Benchmarking Methodology for
                  IGP Data Plane Route Convergence

          <draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-meth-09.txt>

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ABSTRACT
   This dpcument describes the methodology for benchmarking IGP
   Route Convergence as described in Applicability document [1] and
   Terminology document [2].  The methodology and terminology are
   to be used for benchmarking route convergence and can be applied
   to any link-state IGP such as ISIS [3] and OSPF [4].  The terms
   used in the procedures provided within this document are
   defined in [2].

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Table of Contents
     1. Introduction ...............................................2
     2. Existing definitions .......................................2
     3. Test Setup..................................................3
     3.1 Test Topologies............................................3
     3.2 Test Considerations........................................4
     3.3 Reporting Format...........................................6
     4. Test Cases..................................................7
     4.1 Convergence Due to Link Failure............................7
     4.1.1 Convergence Due to Local Interface Failure...............7
     4.1.2 Convergence Due to Neighbor Interface Failure............7
     4.1.3 Convergence Due to Remote Interface Failure..............8
     4.2 Convergence Due to Layer 2 Session Failure.................9
     4.3 Convergence Due to IGP Adjacency Failure...................10
     4.4 Convergence Due to Route Withdrawal........................10
     4.5 Convergence Due to Cost Change.............................11
     4.6 Convergence Due to ECMP Member Interface Failure...........12
     4.7 Convergence Due to Parallel Link Interface Failure.........12
     5. IANA Considerations.........................................13
     6. Security Considerations.....................................13
     7. Normative References........................................13
     8. Author's Address............................................14


1. Introduction
   This draft describes the methodology for benchmarking IGP Route
   Convergence.  The applicability of this testing is described in
   [1] and the new terminology that it introduces is defined in [2].
   Service Providers use IGP Convergence time as a key metric of
   router design and architecture.  Customers of Service Providers
   observe convergence time by packet loss, so IGP Route Convergence
   is considered a Direct Measure of Quality (DMOQ).  The test cases
   in this document are black-box tests that emulate the network
   events that cause route convergence, as described in [1].  The
   black-box test designs benchmark the data plane and account for
   all of the factors contributing to convergence time, as discussed
   in [1].  The methodology (and terminology) for benchmarking route
   convergence can be applied to any link-state  IGP such as ISIS [3]
   and OSPF [4].  These methodologies apply to IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
   as well as IPv4 and IPv6 IGPs.


2. Existing definitions
   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119
   [Br97].  RFC 2119 defines the use of these key words to help make the
   intent of standards track documents as clear as possible.  While this
   document uses these keywords, this document is not a standards track
   document.  The term Throughput is defined in RFC 2544.


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3.  Test Setup
   3.1 Test Topologies
   Figure 1 shows the test topology to measure IGP Route Convergence due
   to local Convergence Events such as SONET Link Failure, Layer 2
   Session Failure, IGP  Adjacency Failure, Route Withdrawal, and route
   cost change.  These test cases discussed in section 4 provide route
   convergence times that account for the Event Detection time, SPF
   Processing time, and FIB Update time.  These times are measured
   by observing packet loss in the data plane.

        ---------       Ingress Interface         ---------
        |       |<--------------------------------|       |
        |       |                                 |       |
        |       |    Preferred Egress Interface   |       |
        |  DUT  |-------------------------------->| Tester|
        |       |                                 |       |
        |       |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>|       |
        |       |    Next-Best Egress Interface   |       |
        ---------                                 ---------

      Figure 1.  IGP Route Convergence Test Topology for Local Changes

   Figure 2 shows the test topology to measure IGP Route Convergence
   time due to remote changes in the network topology.  These times are
   measured by observing packet loss in the data plane.  In this
   topology the three routers are considered a System Under Test (SUT).
   NOTE: All routers in the SUT must be the same model and identically
   configured.

                -----                       ---------
                |   | Preferred             |       |
        -----   |R2 |---------------------->|       |
        |   |-->|   | Egress Interface      |       |
        |   |   -----                       |       |
        |R1 |                               |Tester |
        |   |   -----                       |       |
        |   |-->|   |   Next-Best           |       |
        -----   |R3 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>|       |
          ^     |   |   Egress Interface    |       |
          |     -----                       ---------
          |                                     |
          |--------------------------------------
                      Ingress Interface

        Figure 2.  IGP Route Convergence Test Topology
                         for Remote Changes

   Figure 3 shows the test topology to measure IGP Route Convergence
   time with members of an Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP) Set.  These
   times are measured by observing packet loss in the data plane.
   In this topology, the DUT is configured with each Egress interface

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   as a member of an ECMP set and the Tester emulates multiple
   next-hop routers (emulates one router for each member).

        ---------       Ingress Interface         ---------
        |       |<--------------------------------|       |
        |       |                                 |       |
        |       |     ECMP Set Interface 1        |       |
        |  DUT  |-------------------------------->| Tester|
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>|       |
        |       |     ECMP Set Interface N        |       |
        ---------                                 ---------

        Figure 3.  IGP Route Convergence Test Topology
                         for ECMP Convergence

   Figure 4 shows the test topology to measure IGP Route Convergence
   time with members of a Parallel Link.  These times are measured by
   observing packet loss in the data plane.  In this topology, the DUT
   is configured with each Egress interface as a member of a Parallel
   Link and the Tester emulates the single next-hop router.

        ---------       Ingress Interface         ---------
        |       |<--------------------------------|       |
        |       |                                 |       |
        |       |     Parallel Link Interface 1   |       |
        |  DUT  |-------------------------------->| Tester|
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |               .                 |       |
        |       |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>|       |
        |       |     Parallel Link Interface N   |       |
        ---------                                 ---------

        Figure 4.  IGP Route Convergence Test Topology
                     for Parallel Link Convergence

   3.2 Test Considerations
   3.2.1 IGP Selection
   The test cases described in section 4 can be used for ISIS or
   OSPF.  The Route Convergence test methodology for both is
   identical.  The IGP adjacencies are established on the Preferred
   Egress Interface and Next-Best Egress Interface.

   3.2.2 BGP Configuration
   The obtained results for IGP Route Convergence may vary if
   BGP routes are installed.  It is recommended that the IGP
   Convergence times be benchmarked without BGP routes installed.

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   3.2.3 IGP Route Scaling
   The number of IGP routes will impact the measured IGP Route
   Convergence because convergence for the entire IGP route table
   is measured.   To obtain results similar to those that would be
   observed in an operational network,  it is recommended that the
   number of installed routes closely approximate that for routers
   in the network.  The number of areas (for OSPF) and levels (for
   ISIS) can impact the benchmark results.

   3.2.4 Timers
   There are some timers that will impact the measured IGP Convergence
   time. The following timers should be configured to the minimum value
   prior to beginning execution of the test cases:

        Timer                                   Recommended Value
        -----                                   -----------------
        Link Failure Indication Delay           <10milliseconds
        IGP Hello Timer                         1 second
        IGP Dead-Interval                       3 seconds
        LSA Generation Delay                    0
        LSA Flood Packet Pacing                 0
        LSA Retransmission Packet Pacing        0
        SPF Delay                               0

   3.2.5 Convergence Time Metrics
   The recommended value for the Packet Sampling Interval [2] is
   100 milliseconds.  Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] is the
   preferred benchmark for IGP Route Convergence.  This benchmark
   must always be reported when the Packet Sampling Interval [2]
   <= 100 milliseconds.  If the test equipment does not permit
   the Packet Sampling Interval to be set as low as 100 msec,
   then both the Rate-Derived Convergence Time and Loss-Derived
   Convergence Time [2] must be reported.  The Packet Sampling
   Interval value MUST be reported as the smallest measurable
   convergence time.

   3.2.6 Interface Types
   All test cases in this methodology document may be executed with
   any interface type.  All interfaces MUST be the same media and
   Throughput [5,6] for each test case.  Media and protocols MUST
   be configured for minimum failure detection delay to minimize
   the contribution to the measured Convergence time.  For example,
   configure SONET with minimum carrier-loss-delay or Bi-directional
   Forwarding Detection (BFD).








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   3.2.7 Offered Load
   The offered Load MUST be the Throughput of the device as defined
   in [5] and benchmarked in [6] at a fixed packet size.
   Packet size is measured in bytes and includes the IP header and
   payload.  The packet size is selectable and MUST be recorded.
   The Throughput MUST be measured at the Preferred Egress Interface
   and the Next-Best Egress Interface.  The duration of offered load
   MUST be greater than the convergence time.  The destination
   addresses for the offered load MUST be distributed such that all
   routes are matched.  This enables Full Convergence [2] to be
   observed.

   3.3 Reporting Format
   For each test case, it is recommended that the following reporting
   format be completed:

        Parameter                              Units
        ---------                              -----
        IGP                                    (ISIS or OSPF)
        Interface Type                         (GigE, POS, ATM, etc.)
        Packet Size offered to DUT             bytes
        IGP Routes advertised to DUT           number of IGP routes
        Packet Sampling Interval on Tester     seconds or milliseconds
        IGP Timer Values configured on DUT
            SONET Failure Indication Delay   seconds or milliseconds
            IGP Hello Timer                  seconds or milliseconds
            IGP Dead-Interval                seconds or milliseconds
            LSA Generation Delay             seconds or milliseconds
            LSA Flood Packet Pacing          seconds or milliseconds
            LSA Retransmission Packet Pacing seconds or milliseconds
            SPF Delay                        seconds or milliseconds
        Benchmarks
              Rate-Derived Convergence Time  seconds or milliseconds
              Loss-Derived Convergence Time  seconds or milliseconds
              Restoration Convergence Time   seconds or milliseconds















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4. Test Cases
   4.1 Convergence Due to Link Failure
   4.1.1 Convergence Due to Local Interface Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a local link
        failure event at the DUT's Local Interface.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Remove Preferred Egress link on DUT's Local Interface [2] by
           performing an administrative shutdown of the interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link down event and converges all IGP routes and traffic over
           the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Restore Preferred Egress link on DUT's Local Interface by
           administratively enabling the interface.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link up event and converges all IGP routes and traffic back
           to the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the Local
        link failure indication, SPF delay, SPF Holdtime, SPF Execution
        Time, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.

   4.1.2 Convergence Due to Neighbor Interface Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a local link
        failure event at the Tester's Neighbor Interface.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].



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        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Remove link on Tester's Neighbor Interface [2] connected to
           DUT' s Preferred Egress Interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link down event and converges all IGP routes and traffic over
           the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Restore link on Tester's Neighbor Interface connected to
           DUT's Preferred Egress Interface.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link up event and converges all IGP routes and traffic back
           to the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the Local
        link failure indication, SPF delay, SPF Holdtime, SPF Execution
        Time, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.

   4.1.3 Convergence Due to Remote Interface Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a Remote Interface
        Failure event.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to SUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 2.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        3. Verify traffic is routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Remove link on Tester's Neighbor Interface [2] connected to
           SUT' s Preferred Egress Interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as SUT detects
           the link down event and converges all IGP routes and traffic
           over the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Restore link on Tester's Neighbor Interface connected to
           DUT's Preferred Egress Interface.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link up event and converges all IGP routes and traffic back
           to the Preferred Egress Interface.






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        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the
        link failure failure indication, LSA/LSP Flood Packet Pacing,
        LSA/LSP Retransmission Packet Pacing, LSA/LSP Generation
        time, SPF delay, SPF Holdtime, SPF Execution Time, Tree
        Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.  The additional
        convergence time contributed by LSP Propagation can be
        obtained by subtracting the Rate-Derived Convergence Time
        measured in 4.1.2 (Convergence Due to Neighbor Interface
        Failure) from the Rate-Derived Convergence Time measured in
        this test case.

   4.2 Convergence Due to Layer 2 Session Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a Local Layer 2
        Session failure event.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the IGP routes along the Preferred Egress
           Interface is the preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Remove Layer 2 session from Tester's Neighbor Interface [2]
           connected to Preferred Egress Interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           Layer 2 session down event and converges all IGP routes and
           traffic over the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Restore Layer 2 session on DUT's Preferred Egress Interface.
        7. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           session up event and converges all IGP routes and traffic
           over the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the Layer 2
        failure indication, SPF delay, SPF Holdtime, SPF Execution
        Time, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.











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   4.3 Convergence Due to IGP Adjacency Failure

        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a Local IGP Adjacency
        failure event.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Remove IGP adjacency from Tester's Neighbor Interface [2]
           connected to Preferred Egress Interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           IGP session failure event and converges all IGP routes and
           traffic over the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Restore IGP session on DUT's Preferred Egress Interface.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           session up event and converges all IGP routes and traffic
           over the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the IGP
        Hello Interval, IGP Dead Interval, SPF delay, SPF Holdtime,
        SPF Execution Time, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.

  4.4 Convergence Due to Route Withdrawal

        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to Route Withdrawal.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].





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        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Tester withdraws all IGP routes from DUT's Local Interface
           on Preferred Egress Interface.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           Layer 2 session down event and converges all IGP routes and
           traffic over the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Re-advertise IGP routes to DUT's Preferred Egress Interface.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT converges all
           IGP routes and traffic over the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is the SPF Processing and FIB
        Update time as influenced by the SPF delay, SPF Holdtime,
        SPF Execution Time, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.

   4.5 Convergence Due to Cost Change

        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to route cost change.

        Procedure
        1. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           Preferred Egress Interface [2] and Next-Best Egress Interface
           [2] using the topology shown in Figure 1.  Set the cost of
           the routes so that the Preferred Egress Interface is the
           preferred next-hop.
        2. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        3. Verify traffic routed over Preferred Egress Interface.
        4. Tester increases cost for all IGP routes at DUT's Preferred
           Egress Interface so that the Next-Best Egress Interface
           has lower cost and becomes preferred path.
        5. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           cost change event and converges all IGP routes and traffic
           over the Next-Best Egress Interface.
        6. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        7. Re-advertise IGP routes to DUT's Preferred Egress Interface
           with original lower cost metric.
        8. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT converges all
           IGP routes and traffic over the Preferred Egress Interface.

        Results
        There should be no measured packet loss for this case.





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    4.6 Convergence Due to ECMP Member Interface Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a local link
        failure event of an ECMP Member.

        Procedure
        1. Configure ECMP Set as shown in Figure 3.
        2. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           each ECMP member.
        3. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        4. Verify traffic routed over all members of ECMP Set.
        5. Remove link on Tester's Neighbor Interface [2] connected to
           one of the DUT's ECMP member interfaces.
        6. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link down event and converges all IGP routes and traffic
           over the other ECMP members.
        7. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.
        8. Restore link on Tester's Neighbor Interface connected to
           DUT's ECMP member interface.
        9. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link up event and converges IGP routes and some distribution
           of traffic over the restored ECMP member.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by Local link
        failure indication, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update Time.

   4.7 Convergence Due to Parallel Link Interface Failure
        Objective
        To obtain the IGP Route Convergence due to a local link failure
        event for a Member of a Parallel Link.  The links can be used
        for data Load Balancing

        Procedure
        1. Configure Parallel Link as shown in Figure 4.
        2. Advertise matching IGP routes from Tester to DUT on
           each Parallel Link member.
        3. Send offered load at measured Throughput with fixed packet
           size to destinations matching all IGP routes from Tester to
           DUT on Ingress Interface [2].
        4. Verify traffic routed over all members of Parallel Link.
        5. Remove link on Tester's Neighbor Interface [2] connected to
           one of the DUT's Parallel Link member interfaces.
        6. Measure Rate-Derived Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link down event and converges all IGP routes and traffic over
           the other Parallel Link members.
        7. Stop offered load.  Wait 30 seconds for queues to drain.
           Restart Offered Load.

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        8. Restore link on Tester's Neighbor Interface connected to
           DUT's Parallel Link member interface.
        9. Measure Restoration Convergence Time [2] as DUT detects the
           link up event and converges IGP routes and some distribution
           of traffic over the restored Parallel Link member.

        Results
        The measured IGP Convergence time is influenced by the Local
        link failure indication, Tree Build Time, and Hardware Update
        Time.

5. IANA Considerations

   This document requires no IANA considerations.

6. Security Considerations
        Documents of this type do not directly affect the security of
        the Internet or corporate networks as long as benchmarking
        is not performed on devices or systems connected to operating
        networks.

7. References
7.1 Normative References
      [1] Poretsky, S., "Benchmarking Applicability for IGP
            Convergence", draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-app-09,
            work in progress, January 2006.

      [2] Poretsky, S., Imhoff, B., "Benchmarking Terminology for IGP
            Convergence", draft-ietf-bmwg-igp-dataplane-conv-term-09,
            work in progress, January 2006.

      [3] Callon, R., "Use of OSI IS-IS for Routing in TCP/IP and Dual
            Environments", RFC 1195, IETF, December 1990.

      [4] Moy, J., "OSPF Version 2", RFC 2328, IETF, April 1998.

      [5] Bradner, S., "Benchmarking Terminology for Network
            Interconnection Devices", RFC 1242, IETF, January 1991.

      [6] Bradner, S. and McQuaid, J., "Benchmarking Methodology for
            Network Interconnect Devices", RFC 2544, IETF, March 1999.

7.2 Informative References
      None

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8. Author's Address

        Scott Poretsky
        Reef Point Systems
        8 New England Executive Park
        Burlington, MA 01803
        USA
        Phone: + 1 508 439 9008
        EMail: sporetsky@reefpoint.com

        Brent Imhoff
        Juniper Networks
        1194 North Mathilda Ave
        Sunnyvale, CA 94089
        USA
        Phone: + 1 314 378 2571
        EMail: bimhoff@planetspork.com

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