Internet Backbone Index

Joseph T. Klein jtk at
Fri Jun 27 02:46:55 UTC 1997

Is the NAP.NET web server still a 90MHz Pentium running BSDI?

Chris A. Icide wrote:

> Interesting enough,
> Take this little tidbit.  The methodology in general was performance
> testing of the backbone's web site.  (Which in itself is probably an
> accurate measurement goal for the level of subscribers to that
> magazine)  However, Nap.Net's web site was sitting behind a
> Fractional T1 off of our chicago node while the web page was
> being overhauled during this test period.  So, the rating for
> Nap.Net reflects a Fractional (actually 22 channels) T1
> performance.  This is interesting in the light that Nap.Net
> still scored above the average and the median.
> Chris
> ----------
> From:   Sean Donelan[SMTP:SEAN at SDG.DRA.COM]
> Sent:   Thursday, June 26, 1997 5:34 PM
> To:     nanog at
> Subject:        Internet Backbone Index
> I guess it was only a matter of time.  The Keynote/Boardwatch
> Internet Backbone Index
> I'm not going to comment on the methodology flaws, but it does
> show what will fill the information gap.  I do like the line "The
> world's fastest network provides good service to its users only if it
> does a good job of connecting to the rest of the Internet."
> Unfortunately
> I don't think this study really shows that.
> --
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation

Joseph T. Klein               |        mailto:jtk at
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