report usage survey
Fri Jun 4 17:27:28 UTC 1993
As part of the NSFNET semi-weekly configuration process, Merit produces
a collection of reports summarizing network configuration information.
These reports are:
ans_core.now as-as.now as-gw.now as-site.now country.now
gate-gw.now net-comp.now net-ter.now net-net.now netcount.now
non-us.now nss-as.now nss-gw.now
A brief description of each report appears at the end of this survey.
We are currently re-assessing what reports we generate and would like
to determine exactly which reports are the most useful to our customers. Also,
customers have requested other reports that we do not now produce. In order
to better serve the network community with these reports, we ask you to
complete the following survey. Please respond to report-survey at merit.edu by
June 30, 1993. We hope that some ideas can be discussed informally
at the upcoming Regional Tech's meeting in Reston.
Please note that the deployment of CIDR is going to necessitate several
report changes. For instance, perhaps all occurrences of network numbers
will need to be replaced with aggregate number/net mask pairs. Comments
regarding these issues would be most welcome.
(1) Which, if any, of the above reports do you use?
(2) Of the reports you use, are there fields that you ignore and that therefore
could be removed?
(3) How often do you use these reports?
(4) Are our reports critical to your operations?
(5) Please provide a brief description of how you use these reports.
(6) Are you aware of the public Merit Policy Routing Database clients?
(They can be found with documentation on merit.edu:/pub/src/prdbshow.tar.Z)
(7) What information would you like us to provide, either through a client
or a report, which we do not currently provide? Is there an existing
report which would meet your need if additional fields were added?
(8) Additional comments
Individual responses to this survey will remain confidential.
Thank you for your time and thoughts.
Merit Network, Inc.
About Merit Policy Routing Data
The files above can be found on nic.merit.edu. The database client code and
documentation can be found on merit.edu:/pub/src/prdbshow.tar.Z.
Report Description Summaries
Report Name Description
ans_core.now Net address, name, country, connection date, AS preferences
for ANS CO+RE nets
country.now Net address, name, country, connection date, AS preferences
for all announced nets, ordered by country code
non-us.now Net address, name, country, connection date, AS preferences
for all non-US nets, ordered by net address
net-ter.now Net address, name, country, connection date, AS preferences
for all announced nets, ordered by net address
net-comp.now Net address, connection date, AS preferences in easily parsable
as-site.now Net address, name, primary and secondary ASs, location info
sorted by AS number
net-net.now Net address, name, primary and secondary ASs, location info
sorted by net address
as-gw.now AS num, IP of gate peering for AS, NSS with which gate peers,
protocol and gate description ordered by AS number
gate-gw.now AS num, address of gate peering for AS, NSS with which gate
peers, protocol and gate description ordered by gate address
nss-gw.now AS num, address of gate peering for AS, NSS with which gate
peers, protocol and gate description ordered by NSS number
as-as.now AS number, NSS with which AS peers, AS description ordered by
nss-as.now AS number, NSS with which AS peers, AS description ordered by
netcount.now AS name, AS number, NSS with which AS peers, number of nets
using AS for primary, secondary or tertiary path
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