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Re: IP provider performance measurement BOF

  • From: Curtis Villamizar
  • Date: Wed Mar 08 17:21:14 1995

In message <[email protected]>, "Roger Fajman" writes:
> > I think that this is a great idea, however, I want to stress
> > that the appropriate forum for the discussion of _results_
> > as opposed to the development of the tools to gather them
> > is NOT the IETF, but rather NANOG or IESG.
> >
> > Any attempt by a WG at IETF to benchmark issues related
> > to operations, or to attempt to compare operational aspects
> > of ISPs, is something that I will not find particularly friendly.
> >
> > OTOH, I *would* like to see NANOG and IESG be the place
> > to test whatever the WG comes up with and to discuss and
> > share results.
> >
> >        Sean.
> Some of us customers would like to see such results too.
> They don't have to come from an IETF WG, but it would be
> very helpful for them to come from some unbiased source.
> Perhaps Scott Bradner has some spare time.  :-)
> Roger Fajman                                   Telephone:  +1 301 402 4265
> National Institutes of Health                  BITNET:     [email protected]
> Bethesda, Maryland, USA                        Internet:   [email protected]

IMO the IETF Operations Area has not been unfair or hostile toward
providers.  I'm not sure what the objections are.