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

Jack Rickard jack.rickard at
Fri Jun 27 22:38:40 UTC 1997


Actually, you have hardly seen ANY of the results of the test.  This is
probably what has me stymied.  You saw a very very simple, summary listing
of the average download times comparing 29 networks, issued in a two page
press release. 

The RESULTS of the Survey are contained in TWO articles with about 35 PAGES
OF GRAPHS, and ten pages of text or so answering most of this.  Copies will
go out next week.  That there is a lot of opinion of flaws in the logic,
absolutely predating any of these people SEEING the results, is awe

Jack Rickard

> From: Philip J. Nesser II <pjnesser at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index  A better test!!!
> Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 3:05 PM
> We have all seen the results of the survey now and there is a lot of
> opinion that there are many flaws in the logic.  So the question is what
> a legitimate test?  I remember At the Ann Arbor NANOG there was a report
> a project to test reachability, what is the current status of that
> Is there any strong consensus to perform a similar test that is
> without the flaws in this test?
> --->  Phil

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