Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!

George Herbert gherbert at
Fri Jun 27 22:30:49 UTC 1997

I wrote:
>This test completely missed any issues related to inter-ISP
>connectivity and performance.  You could score at the top of the
>pack with a ISP which was disconnected from the rest of the
>internet during the test period, in fact, a key indicator that
>the measurement is nearly worthless as an overall gage.

I had misread part of the description at
and was confusing it with another test.
It did test inter-ISP connectivity, but only
in a very few directions.  My general commentary
and seconding of everyone else's criticisms stand.

-george william herbert
gherbert at

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