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The IESG has received a request from the IP Performance Metrics WG (ippm)
to consider the following document:
- 'Loss Episode Metrics for IPPM'
  <draft-ietf-ippm-loss-episode-metrics-03.txt> as a Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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   The IETF has developed a one way packet loss metric that measures the
   loss rate on a Poisson probe stream between two hosts.  However, the
   impact of packet loss on applications is in general sensitive not
   just to the average loss rate, but also to the way in which packet
   losses are distributed in loss episodes (i.e., maximal sets of
   consecutively lost probe packets).  This draft defines one-way packet
   loss episode metrics, specifically the frequency and average duration
   of loss episodes, and a probing methodology under which the loss
   episode metrics are to be measured.

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