Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          V. Singh
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Expires: September 20, 2020
ISSN: 2070-1721                           Technical University of Munich
                                                               S. Holmer
                                                          March 19,
                                                             August 2020

     Evaluating Congestion Control for Interactive Real-time Real-Time Media


   The Real-time Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) is used to transmit media in
   telephony and video conferencing applications.  This document
   describes the guidelines to evaluate new congestion control
   algorithms for interactive point-to-point real-time media.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  RTP Log Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  List of Network Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  One-way  One-Way Propagation Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  End-to-end  End-to-End Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Drop Tail  Drop-Tail Router Queue Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.4.  Loss generation model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7 Generation Model
     4.5.  Jitter models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7 Models
       4.5.1.  Random Bounded PDV (RBPDV)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.5.2.  Approximately Random Subject to No-Reordering Bounded
               PDV         (NR-RPVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9 (NR-BPDV)
       4.5.3.  Recommended distribution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 Distribution
   5.  Traffic Models  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.1.  TCP traffic model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10 Traffic Model
     5.2.  RTP Video model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11 Model
     5.3.  Background UDP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     A.1.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-07  . . . . . .  15
     A.2.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-06  . . . . . .  15
     A.3.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-05  . . . . . .  15
     A.4.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-04  . . . . . .  15
     A.5.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-03  . . . . . .  15
     A.6.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-02  . . . . . .  15
     A.7.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-01  . . . . . .  16
     A.8.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-00  . . . . . .  16
     A.9.  Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-04 . . . . . . . . .  16
     A.10. Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-03 . . . . . . . . .  16
     A.11. Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-02 . . . . . . . . .  16
     A.12. Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-01 . . . . . . . . .  17
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   This memo describes the guidelines to help with evaluating new
   congestion control algorithms for interactive point-to-point real real-
   time media.  The requirements for the congestion control algorithm
   are outlined in [I-D.ietf-rmcat-cc-requirements]). [RFC8836].  This document builds upon previous work
   at the IETF: Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms [RFC5033]
   and Metrics for the Evaluation of Congestion Control Algorithms

   The guidelines proposed in the document are intended to help prevent
   a congestion collapse, to promote fair capacity usage usage, and to
   optimize the media flow's throughput.  Furthermore, the proposed
   congestion control algorithms are expected to operate within the
   envelope of the circuit breakers defined in RFC8083 RFC 8083 [RFC8083].

   This document only provides the broad set of network parameters and
   traffic models for evaluating a new congestion control algorithm.
   The minimal requirements requirement for congestion control proposals is to
   produce or present results for the test scenarios described in
   [RFC8867] (Basic Test Cases), which also defines the specifics for
   the test cases.  Additionally, proponents may produce evaluation
   results for the wireless test scenarios
   [I-D.ietf-rmcat-wireless-tests]. [RFC8869].

   This document does not cover application-specific implications of
   congestion control algorithms and how those could be evaluated.
   Therefore, no quality metrics are defined for performance evaluation;
   quality metrics and the algorithms to infer those vary between media
   types.  Metrics and algorithms to assess, e.g., the quality of experience
   experience, evolve continuously so that determining suitable choices
   is left for future work.  However, there is consensus that each
   congestion control algorithm should be able to show that it is useful
   for interactive video by performing analysis using a real codecs and
   video sequences and state-of-the-art quality metrics.

   Beyond optimizing individual metrics, real-time applications may have
   further options to trade off performance, e.g., across multiple
   media; refer to the RMCAT requirements
   [I-D.ietf-rmcat-cc-requirements] [RFC8836] document.  Such
   trade-offs may be defined in the future.

2.  Terminology

   The terminology defined in RTP [RFC3550], RTP Profile for Audio and
   Video Conferences with Minimal Control [RFC3551], RTCP Extended
   Report (XR) [RFC3611], Extended RTP Profile for RTCP-based RTCP-Based Feedback
   (RTP/AVPF) [RFC4585] and Support for Reduced-Size RTCP [RFC5506]

3.  Metrics

   This document specifies testing criteria for evaluating congestion
   control algorithms for RTP media flows.  Proposed algorithms are to
   prove their performance by means of simulation and/or emulation
   experiments for all the cases described.

   Each experiment is expected to log every incoming and outgoing packet
   (the RTP logging format is described in Section 3.1).  The logging
   can be done inside the application or at the endpoints using PCAP
   (packet capture, e.g., tcpdump [tcpdump], wireshark Wireshark [wireshark]).
   The following metrics are calculated based on the information in the
   packet logs:

   1.   Sending rate, Receiver receiver rate, Goodput goodput (measured at 200ms

   2.   Packets sent, Packets packets received

   3.   Bytes sent, bytes received

   4.   Packet delay

   5.   Packets lost, Packets packets discarded (from the playout or de-jitter

   6.   If using, using retransmission or FEC: post-repair loss

   7.   Self-Fairness   Self-fairness and Fairness fairness with respect to cross traffic:
        Experiments testing a given congestion control proposal must
        report on relative ratios of the average throughput (measured at
        coarser time intervals) obtained by each RTP media stream.  In
        the presence of background cross-traffic such as TCP, the report
        must also include the relative ratio between average throughput
        of RTP media streams and cross-traffic streams.

        During static periods of a test (i.e., when bottleneck bandwidth
        is constant and no arrival/departure of streams), these report reports
        on relative ratios serve as an indicator of how fair fairly the RTP
        streams share bandwidth amongst themselves and against cross-
        traffic streams.  The throughput measurement interval should be
        set at a few values (for example, at 1s, 5s, 1 s, 5 s, and 20s) 20 s) in
        order to measure fairness across different time scales. timescales.

        As a general guideline, the relative ratio between congestion congestion-
        controlled RTP flows with the same priority level and similar
        path RTT should be bounded between (0.333 0.333 and 3.) 3.  For example,
        see the test scenarios described in [I-D.ietf-rmcat-eval-test]. [RFC8867].

   8.   Convergence time: The time taken to reach a stable rate at
        startup, after the available link capacity changes, or when new
        flows get added to the bottleneck link.

   9.   Instability or oscillation in the sending rate: The frequency or
        number of instances when the sending rate oscillates between an
        high watermark level and a low watermark level, or vice-versa in
        a defined time window.  For example, the watermarks can be set
        at 4x interval: 500 Kbps, 2 Mbps, and a time window of 500ms. 500 ms.

   10.  Bandwidth Utilization, utilization, defined as the ratio of the instantaneous
        sending rate to the instantaneous bottleneck capacity. capacity: This
        metric is useful only when a congestion controlled congestion-controlled RTP flow is
        by itself or is competing with similar cross-traffic.

   Note that the above metrics are all objective application-independent
   metrics.  Refer to Section 3, in [I-D.ietf-netvc-testing] 3 of [netvc-testing] for objective metrics
   for evaluating codecs.

   From the logs logs, the statistical measures (min, max, mean, standard
   deviation, and variance) for the whole duration or any specific part
   of the session can be calculated.  Also the metrics (sending rate,
   receiver rate, goodput, latency) can be visualized in graphs as
   variation over time, time; the measurements in the plot are at 1 second one-second
   intervals.  Additionally, from the logs logs, it is possible to plot the
   histogram or CDF cumulative distribution function (CDF) of packet delay.

3.1.  RTP Log Format

   Having a common log format simplifies running analyses across
   different measurement setups and comparing different measurements.  The log file should be tab or
   comma separated containing the following details: their results.

   Send or receive timestamp (Unix): <int>.<int>  -- sec.usec decimal
   RTP payload type                  <int>        -- decimal
   SSRC                              <int>        -- hexadecimal
   RTP sequence no                   <int>        -- decimal
   RTP timestamp                     <int>        -- decimal
   marker bit                        0|1          -- character
   Payload size                      <int>        -- # bytes, decimal

   Each line of the log file should be terminated with CRLF, CR, or LF
   characters.  Empty lines are disregarded.

   If the congestion control implements retransmissions or FEC, Forward Error
   Correction (FEC), the evaluation should report both packet loss
   (before applying error- error resilience) and residual packet loss (after
   applying error- error resilience).

   These data should suffice to compute the media-encoding independent
   metrics described above.  Use of a common log will allow simplified
   post-processing and analysis across different implementations.

4.  List of Network Parameters

   The implementors initially are encouraged to choose evaluation settings from
   the following values: values initially:

4.1.  One-way  One-Way Propagation Delay

   Experiments are expected to verify that the congestion control is
   able to work across a broad range of path characteristics, also including
   challenging situations, for example example, over trans-continental transcontinental and/or
   satellite links.  Tests thus account for the following different

   1.  Very low latency: 0-1ms 0-1 ms

   2.  Low latency: 50ms 50 ms

   3.  High latency: 150ms 150 ms

   4.  Extreme latency: 300ms 300 ms

4.2.  End-to-end  End-to-End Loss

   Many paths in the Internet today are largely lossless but, with lossless; however, in
   scenarios featuring interference in wireless networks networks, sending to and interference, towards
   receiving from remote regions, or in
   scenarios featuring high/fast mobility, media flows may
   exhibit substantial packet loss.  This variety needs to be reflected
   appropriately by the tests.

   To model a wide range of lossy links, the experiments can choose one
   of the following loss rates, rates; the fractional loss is the ratio of
   packets lost and packets sent. sent:

   1.  no loss: 0%

   2.  1%

   3.  5%

   4.  10%

   5.  20%

4.3.  Drop Tail  Drop-Tail Router Queue Length

   Routers should be configured to use Drop Trail drop-tail queues in the
   experiments due to their (still) prevalent nature.  Experimentation
   with AQM Active Queue Management (AQM) schemes is encouraged but not

   The router queue length is measured as the time taken to drain the
   FIFO queue.  It has been noted in various discussions that the queue
   length in the current currently deployed Internet varies significantly.
   While the core backbone network has very short queue length, the home
   gateways usually have larger queue length.  Those various queue
   lengths can be categorized in the following way:

   1.  QoS-aware (or short): 70ms 70 ms

   2.  Nominal: 300-500ms 300-500 ms

   3.  Buffer-bloated: 1000-2000ms 1000-2000 ms

   Here the size of the queue is measured in bytes or packets and to packets.  To
   convert the queue length measured in seconds to queue length in

   QueueSize (in bytes) = QueueSize (in sec) x Throughput (in bps)/8

4.4.  Loss generation model Generation Model

   Many models for generating packet loss are available, available: some yield
   correlated, generate
   correlated packet losses, others generate independent losses; packet losses.
   In addition, packet losses can also be extracted from packet traces.
   As a (simple) minimum loss model with minimal parameterization (i.e.,
   the loss rate), independent random losses must be used in the

   It is known that independent loss models may reflect reality poorly poorly,
   and hence more sophisticated loss models could be considered.
   Suitable models for correlated losses includes include the Gilbert-Elliot
   model [gilbert-elliott] and models that generate losses generated by modeling a
   including with its (different) drop behaviors.

4.5.  Jitter models Models

   This section defines jitter models for the purposes of this document.
   When jitter is to be applied to both the congestion controlled congestion-controlled RTP
   flow and any competing flow (such as a TCP competing flow), the
   competing flow will use the jitter definition below that does not
   allow for re-ordering reordering of packets on the competing flow (see NR-RBPDV NR-BPDV
   definition below).

   Jitter is an overloaded term in communications.  It is typically used
   to refer to the variation of a metric (e.g., delay) with respect to
   some reference metric (e.g., average delay or minimum delay).  For
   example in RFC 3550 3550, jitter is computed as the smoothed difference in
   packet arrival times relative to their respective expected arrival
   times, which is particularly meaningful if the underlying packet
   delay variation was caused by a Gaussian random process.

   Because jitter is an overloaded term, we use the term Packet Delay
   Variation (PDV) instead to describe the variation of delay of
   individual packets in the same sense as the IETF IPPM WG IP Performance
   Metrics (IPPM) working group has defined PDV in their documents
   (e.g., RFC 3393) and as the ITU-T SG16 has defined IP Packet Delay
   Variation (IPDV) in their documents (e.g., Y.1540).

   Most PDV distributions in packet network systems are one-sided
   distributions, the measurement of which with a finite number of
   measurement samples results in one-sided histograms.  In the usual
   packet network transport case, there is typically one packet that
   transited the network with the minimum delay; a (large) number of
   packets transit the network within some (smaller) positive variation
   from this minimum delay, and a (small) number of the packets transit
   the network with delays higher than the median or average transit
   time (these are outliers).  Although infrequent, outliers can cause
   significant deleterious operation in adaptive systems and should be
   considered in rate adaptation designs for RTP congestion control.

   In this section we define two different bounded PDV characteristics,
   1) Random Bounded PDV and 2) Approximately Random Subject to No-
   Reordering Bounded PDV.

   The former, 1) Random Bounded PDV PDV, is presented for information only,
   while the latter, 2) Approximately Random Subject to No-Reordering
   Bounded PDV, must be used in the evaluation.

4.5.1.  Random Bounded PDV (RBPDV)

   The RBPDV probability distribution function (PDF) is specified to be
   of some mathematically describable function which that includes some
   practical minimum and maximum discrete values suitable for testing.
   For example, the minimum value, x_min, might be specified as the
   minimum transit time packet packet, and the maximum value, x_max, might be
   defined to be two standard deviations higher than the mean.

   Since we are typically interested in the distribution relative to the
   mean delay packet, we define the zero mean PDV sample, z(n), to be
   z(n) = x(n) - x_mean, where x(n) is a sample of the RBPDV random
   variable x and x_mean is the mean of x.

   We assume here that s(n) is the original source time of packet n and
   the post-jitter induced emission time, j(n), for packet n is:

   j(n) = {[z(n) + x_mean] + s(n)}.

   It follows that the separation in the post-jitter time of packets n
   and n+1 is {[s(n+1)-s(n)] - [z(n)-z(n+1)]}. Since the first term is
   always a positive quantity, we note that packet reordering at the
   receiver is possible whenever the second term is greater than the
   first.  Said another way, whenever the difference in possible zero
   mean PDV sample delays (i.e., [x_max-x_min]) exceeds the inter-
   departure time of any two sent packets, we have the possibility of
   packet re-ordering. reordering.

   There are important use cases in real networks where packets can
   become re-ordered reordered, such as in load balancing load-balancing topologies and during
   route changes.  However, for the vast majority of cases cases, there is no
   packet re-ordering reordering because most of the time packets follow the same
   path.  Due to this, if a packet becomes overly delayed, the packets
   after it on that flow are also delayed.  This is especially true for
   mobile wireless links where there are per-flow queues prior to base
   station scheduling.  Owing to this important use case, we define
   another PDV profile similar to the above, but one that does not allow
   for re-ordering reordering within a flow.

4.5.2.  Approximately Random Subject to No-Reordering Bounded PDV (NR-

   No Reordering RPDV, NR-RPVD, BPDV, NR-BPDV, is defined similarly to the above with
   one important exception.  Let serial(n) be defined as the
   serialization delay of packet n at the lowest bottleneck link rate
   (or other appropriate rate) in a given test.  Then we produce all the
   post-jitter values for j(n) for n = 1, 2, ... N, where N is the
   length of the source sequence s to be offset-ed. offset.  The exception can be
   stated as follows: We revisit all j(n) beginning from index n=2, and
   if j(n) is determined to be less than [j(n-1)+serial(n-1)], we
   redefine j(n) to be equal to [j(n-1)+serial(n-1)] and continue for
   all remaining n (i.e., n = 3, 4, .. N).  This models the case where
   the packet n is sent immediately after packet (n-1) at the bottleneck
   link rate.  Although this is generally the theoretical minimum in
   that it assumes that no other packets from other flows are in-between in between
   packet n and n+1 at the bottleneck link, it is a reasonable
   assumption for per flow per-flow queuing.

   We note that this assumption holds for some important exception
   cases, such as packets immediately following outliers.  There are a
   multitude of software controlled software-controlled elements common on end-to-end
   Internet paths (such as firewalls, ALGs application-layer gateways, and
   other middleboxes) which that stop processing packets while servicing other
   functions (e.g., garbage collection).  Often these devices do not
   drop packets, but rather queue them for later processing and cause
   many of the outliers.  Thus NR-RPVD NR-BPDV models this particular use case
   (assuming serial(n+1) is defined appropriately for the device causing
   the outlier) and thus is believed to be important for adaptation
   development for congestion controlled congestion-controlled RTP streams.

4.5.3.  Recommended distribution Distribution

   Whether Random Bounded PDV or Approximately Random Subject to No-
   Reordering Bounded PDV, it is recommended that z(n) is distributed
   according to a truncated Gaussian for the above jitter models:

   z(n) ~ |max(min(N(0, std^2), std^(2)), N_STD * std), -N_STD * std)|

   where N(0, std^2) std^(2)) is the Gaussian distribution with zero mean and
   std is standard deviation std. deviation.  Recommended values:


      std = 5 ms


      N_STD = 3

5.  Traffic Models

5.1.  TCP traffic model Traffic Model

   Long-lived TCP flows will download data throughout the session and
   are expected to have infinite amount of data to send or receive.
   This roughly applies, for example, when downloading software

   Each short TCP flow is modeled as a sequence of file downloads
   interleaved with idle periods.  Not all short TCP flows start at the
   same time, i.e., some start in the ON state while others start in the
   OFF state.

   The short TCP flows can be modeled as follows: 30 connections start
   simultaneously fetching small (30-50 KB) amounts of data, evenly
   distributed.  This covers the case where the short TCP flows are
   fetching web page resources rather than video files.

   The idle period between bursts of starting a group of TCP flows is
   typically derived from an exponential distribution with the mean
   value of 10 seconds.


      |  These values were picked based on the data available at
      |  <https://httparchive.org/reports/state-of-the-
      |  web?start=2015_10_01&end=2015_11_01&view=list> as of October 2015].
      |  2015.

   Many different TCP congestion control schemes are deployed today.
   Therefore, experimentation with a range of different schemes,
   especially including CUBIC, CUBIC [RFC8312], is encouraged.  Experiments
   must document in detail which congestion control schemes they tested
   against and which parameters were used.

5.2.  RTP Video model Model

   [RFC8593] describes two types of video traffic models for evaluating
   candidate algorithms for RTP congestion control.  The first model
   statistically characterizes the behavior of a video encoder, whereas
   the second model uses video traces.

   Sample video test sequences are available at [xiph-seq].  The
   following two video streams are the recommended minimum for testing:
   Foreman (CIF sequence) and FourPeople (720p); both come as raw video
   data to be encoded dynamically.  As these video sequences are short
   (300 and 600 frames, respectively, respectively), they shall be stitched together
   repeatedly until the desired length is reached.

5.3.  Background UDP

   Background UDP flow is modeled as a constant bit rate (CBR) flow.  It
   will download data at a particular CBR rate for the complete session, or
   will change to particular CBR rate at predefined intervals.  The
   inter inter-
   packet interval is calculated based on the CBR and the packet size (is typically
   (typically set to the path MTU size, the default value can be 1500

   Note that new transport protocols such as QUIC may use UDP but, UDP; however,
   due to their congestion control algorithms, they will exhibit
   behavior conceptually similar in nature to TCP flows above and can
   thus be subsumed by the above, including the division into short- and long-
   lived and long-lived flows.  As QUIC evolves independently of TCP
   congestion control algorithms, its future congestion control should
   be considered as competing traffic as appropriate.

6.  Security Considerations

   This document specifies evaluation criteria and parameters for
   assessing and comparing the performance of congestion control
   protocols and algorithms for real-time communication.  This memo
   itself is thus not subject to security considerations but the
   protocols and algorithms evaluated may be.  In particular, successful
   operation under all tests defined in this document may suffice for a
   comparative evaluation but must not be interpreted that the protocol
   is free of risks when deployed on the Internet as briefly described
   in the following by example.

   Such evaluations are expected to be carried out in controlled
   environments for limited numbers of parallel flows.  As such, these
   evaluations are by definition limited and will not be able to
   systematically consider possible interactions or very large groups of
   communicating nodes under all possible circumstances, so that careful
   protocol design is advised to avoid incidentally contributing traffic
   that could lead to unstable networks, e.g., (local) congestion

   This specification focuses on assessing the regular operation of the
   protocols and algorithms under considerations. consideration.  It does not suggest
   checks against malicious use of the protocols -- by the sender, the
   receiver, or intermediate parties, e.g., through faked, dropped,
   replicated, or modified congestion signals.  It is up to the protocol
   specifications themselves to ensure that authenticity, integrity,
   and/or plausibility of received signals are checked checked, and the
   appropriate actions (or non-actions) are taken.

7.  IANA Considerations

   There are

   This document has no IANA impacts in this memo. actions.

8.  Contributors

   The content and concepts within this document are a product of the
   discussion carried out in the Design Team.

   Michael Ramalho provided the text for the Jitter model.

9.  Acknowledgments

   Much of this document is derived from previous work on congestion
   control at the IETF.

   The authors would like to thank Harald Alvestrand, Anna Brunstrom,
   Luca De Cicco, Wesley Eddy, Lars Eggert, Kevin Gross, Vinayak Hegde,
   Randell Jesup, Mirja Kuehlewind, Karen Nielsen, Piers O'Hanlon, Colin
   Perkins, Michael Ramalho, Zaheduzzaman Sarker, Timothy B.
   Terriberry, Michael Welzl, Mo Zanaty, and Xiaoqing Zhu for providing
   valuable feedback on earlier versions of this draft.  Additionally,
   also thank the participants of the design team for their comments and
   discussion related to the evaluation criteria.

10.  References


8.1.  Normative References

              Jesup, R. and Z. Sarker, "Congestion Control Requirements
              for Interactive Real-Time Media", draft-ietf-rmcat-cc-
              requirements-09 (work in progress), December 2014.

   [RFC3550]  Schulzrinne, H., Casner, S., Frederick, R., and V.
              Jacobson, "RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time
              Applications", STD 64, RFC 3550, DOI 10.17487/RFC3550,
              July 2003, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3550>.

   [RFC3551]  Schulzrinne, H. and S. Casner, "RTP Profile for Audio and
              Video Conferences with Minimal Control", STD 65, RFC 3551,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3551, July 2003,

   [RFC3611]  Friedman, T., Ed., Caceres, R., Ed., and A. Clark, Ed.,
              "RTP Control Protocol Extended Reports (RTCP XR)",
              RFC 3611, DOI 10.17487/RFC3611, November 2003,

   [RFC4585]  Ott, J., Wenger, S., Sato, N., Burmeister, C., and J. Rey,
              "Extended RTP Profile for Real-time Transport Control
              Protocol (RTCP)-Based Feedback (RTP/AVPF)", RFC 4585,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4585, July 2006,

   [RFC5506]  Johansson, I. and M. Westerlund, "Support for Reduced-Size
              Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP): Opportunities
              and Consequences", RFC 5506, DOI 10.17487/RFC5506, April
              2009, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5506>.

   [RFC8083]  Perkins, C. and V. Singh, "Multimedia Congestion Control:
              Circuit Breakers for Unicast RTP Sessions", RFC 8083,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8083, March 2017,

   [RFC8593]  Zhu, X., Mena, S., and Z. Sarker, "Video Traffic Models
              for RTP Congestion Control Evaluations", RFC 8593,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8593, May 2019,


   [RFC8836]  Jesup, R. and Z. Sarker, Ed., "Congestion Control
              Requirements for Interactive Real-Time Media", RFC 8836,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8836, July 2020,

8.2.  Informative References

              Hasslinger, G. and O. Hohlfeld, "The Gilbert-Elliott Model
              for Packet Loss in Real Time Services on the Internet",
              14th GI/ITG Conference - Measurement, Modelling and
              Evalutation [sic] of Computer and Communication Systems , 3

   [I-D.ietf-netvc-testing] Systems,
              March 2008,

              Daede, T., Norkin, A., and I. Brailovskiy, "Video Codec
              Testing and Quality Measurement", draft-ietf-netvc-
              testing-09 (work Work in progress), Progress,
              Internet-Draft, draft-ietf-netvc-testing-09, 31 January 2020.

              Sarker, Z., Singh, V., Zhu, X., and M. Ramalho, "Test
              Cases for Evaluating RMCAT Proposals", draft-ietf-rmcat-
              eval-test-10 (work in progress), May 2019.

              Sarker, Z., Zhu, X., and J. Fu, "Evaluation Test Cases for
              Interactive Real-Time Media over Wireless Networks",
              draft-ietf-rmcat-wireless-tests-11 (work in progress),
              March 2020.

   [RFC5033]  Floyd, S. and M. Allman, "Specifying New Congestion
              Control Algorithms", BCP 133, RFC 5033,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5033, August 2007,

   [RFC5166]  Floyd, S., Ed., "Metrics for the Evaluation of Congestion
              Control Mechanisms", RFC 5166, DOI 10.17487/RFC5166, March
              2008, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5166>.

   [RFC8312]  Rhee, I., Xu, L., Ha, S., Zimmermann, A., Eggert, L., and
              R. Scheffenegger, "CUBIC for Fast Long-Distance Networks",
              RFC 8312, DOI 10.17487/RFC8312, February 2018,

   [RFC8867]  Sarker, Z., Singh, V., Zhu, X., and M. Ramalho, "Test
              Cases for Evaluating RMCAT Proposals", RFC 8867,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8867, July 2020,

   [RFC8869]  Sarker, Z., Zhu, X., and J. Fu, "Evaluation Test Cases for
              Interactive Real-Time Media over Wireless Networks",
              RFC 8869, DOI 10.17487/RFC8869, July 2020,

   [tcpdump]  "Homepage of tcpdump and libpcap",
              https://www.tcpdump.org/index.html .

              "Homepage of Wireshark", https://www.wireshark.org . <https://www.wireshark.org>.

   [xiph-seq] Daede, T., "Video Test Media Set",
              https://media.xiph.org/video/derf/ .

Appendix A.  Change Log

   Note to the RFC-Editor: please remove


   The content and concepts within this section prior to
   publication as an RFC.

A.1.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-07

   Updated the draft according to document are a product of the
   discussion at IETF-101.

   o  Updated carried out in the discussion on fairness.  Thanks to Xiaoqing Zhu for
      providing text.

   o  Fixed a simple loss model and Design Team.

   Michael Ramalho provided pointers to more
      sophisticated ones.

   o  Fixed the choice of the jitter model.

A.2.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-06

   o  Updated Jitter.

A.3.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-05

   o  Improved text surrounding wireless tests, video sequences, and
      short-TCP model.

A.4.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-04

   o  Removed for the guidelines section, as most jitter models
   (Section 4.5).


   Much of the sections are now
      covered: wireless tests, video model, etc.

   o  Improved Short TCP model based this document is derived from previous work on congestion
   control at the suggestion IETF.

   The authors would like to use

A.5.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-03

   o  Keep-alive version.

   o  Moved link parameters and traffic models from eval-test

A.6.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-02

   o  Incorporated fairness test as a working test.

   o  Updated text on mimimum evaluation requirements.

A.7.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-01

   o  Removed Appendix thank Harald Alvestrand, Anna Brunstrom,
   Luca De Cicco, Wesley Eddy, Lars Eggert, Kevin Gross, Vinayak Hegde,
   Randell Jesup, Mirja Kühlewind, Karen Nielsen, Piers O'Hanlon, Colin
   Perkins, Michael Ramalho, Zaheduzzaman Sarker, Timothy B.

   o  Removed Section on Evaluation Parameters.

A.8.  Changes in draft-ietf-rmcat-eval-criteria-00

   o  Updated references.

   o  Resubmitted as WG draft.

A.9.  Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-04

   o  Incorporate feedback from IETF 87, Berlin.

   o  Clarified metrics: convergence time, bandwidth utilization.

   o  Changed fairness criteria to fairness test.

   o  Added measuring pre- Terriberry,
   Michael Welzl, Mo Zanaty, and post-repair loss.

   o  Added open issue Xiaoqing Zhu for providing valuable
   feedback on draft versions of measuring video quality this document.  Additionally, thanks to appendix.

   o  clarified use of DropTail and AQM.

   o  Updated text in "Minimum Requirements for Evaluation"

A.10.  Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-03

   o  Incorporate the discussion within
   the design team.

   o  Added a section on evaluation parameters, it describes participants of the flow
      and network characteristics.

   o  Added Appendix with self-fairness experiment.

   o  Changed bottleneck parameters from a proposal to an example set.


A.11.  Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-02

   o  Added scenario descriptions.

A.12.  Changes in draft-singh-rmcat-cc-eval-01

   o  Removed QoE metrics.

   o  Changed stability to steady-state.

   o  Added measuring impact against few and many flows.

   o  Added guideline Design Team for idle their comments and data-limited periods.

   o  Added reference discussion
   related to TCP evaluation suite in example the evaluation
      scenarios. criteria.

Authors' Addresses

   Varun Singh
   Runeberginkatu 4c A 4
   Rauhankatu 11 C
   FI-00100 Helsinki  00100

   Email: varun.singh@iki.fi
   URI:   https://www.callstats.io/about

   Joerg   https://www.callstats.io/

   Jörg Ott
   Technical University of Munich
   Faculty of Informatics
   Boltzmannstrasse 3
   85748 Garching bei Muenchen, DE  85748 München

   Email: ott@in.tum.de

   Stefan Holmer
   Kungsbron 2
   SE-11122 Stockholm  11122

   Email: holmer@google.com