Initial Route Server Stats for MAE-East

Curtis Villamizar curtis at
Wed Oct 18 00:37:14 UTC 1995

In message <Pine.SUN.3.91.951017160511.7418G-100000 at>, "William B
. Norton" writes:
> Hi all -
> Since the deployment of the RSes at the interconnection points the RA team
> has been collecting network statistics including packet loss and latency 
> across the media to our peers, BGP message counts, RS memory utilization, 
> various interface counts on the RS, and so forth.
> We have installed a sample web page containing data collected at the MAE-East
> facility.  Over the next month we will finish up the automated portion of the
> data collection and report generation for the rest of the interconnection 
> points.  
> Our MAE-East data is located at  Feedback
> and suggestions welcome.  We will try and incorporate your ideas into the
> layout for next month.  Thanks to Dun Liu and Susan Horvath for putting 
> all of this together.
> Bill
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> William B. Norton			Merit Network Inc.
> e-mail: wbn at			phone: (313) 936-2656
> WWW:


You have a lot of statistics that are simply listed as "ANS" with some
incredibly high loss and delay numbers.  You don't mention that these
are all for the ANS interface en-0.ENSS136.t3.ANS.NET
which was the ethernet on ENSS136 and fail to mention that for most or
all of this time period there was also a FDDI on ENSS136 and we later
cut over to the FDDI on ENSS147.  If you fail to mention these little
facts, people might think that ANS has a really shoddy conmnection to
Mae-East, not knowing that the problem was due to media saturation at
the Mae East ethernet and technical problems with the ethernet
bridging technology used by MFS, and that ANS also had the FDDI and
preferred the FDDI except for those only reachable by ethernet.

Would you please clear that up on your web pages and maybe add a
readme on the ftp server.  If you like, I can get the E136 FDDI
installation dates and the cutover date for E147, which now only has a
FDDI and doesn't have an ethernet at all.  I think we have now shut
down the College Park ethernet as well.


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