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Network Reliability Performance Metrics

  1. Salvatore D. Antonio

Published Online: 15 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0564

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Antonio, S. D. 2011. Network Reliability Performance Metrics. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. University of Naples “Parthenope”, Department of Technology, Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2011

Abstract

The need to define and use network reliability performance metrics arises from the need to compare different measurement results and to measure network behaviour with a reproducible, unambiguous methodology which is independent from transmission technology and implementation aspects. This introductory article aims at presenting the most important network performance and reliability metrics, and methods for measuring them as defined by the standardization bodies such as the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and ITU-T.

Keywords:

  • network reliability;
  • performance metrics;
  • active measurement;
  • packet loss ratio;
  • TTF