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Re: Definition of Congestion

  • From: Sean Butler
  • Date: Sun Jan 30 08:04:43 2000

> Should the Internet follow the nuclear and power industry and come up with
> a set of standarized terms for different degrees of events: blackout,
> flicker, etc.  Or follow the telecommunication industry which uses a
> word, congestion, for most problems.

IOPS attempted to do something similiar, at least for IOPS members.
the document is publicly available, and goes on to provide methodologies to
define and measure latency loss, so that when one ISP talks to another, they
are talking close to the same language.

The doc can be found at: