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

Peter E. Giza giza at
Sat Jun 28 02:35:32 UTC 1997

Jack Rickard wrote:
> Randy:
> I'm with you to a point.  But NONE of the measurements were taken from
> Jack's house.  None were taken from Boardwatch's office.  And in fact, the
> measurements were taken from 27 different geographic locations.  I think
> that is a somewhat critical element here.  We failed to come up with a
> methodology that could be performed from "Jack's House" without primarily
> measuring "Jack's connectivity" more than anything else.  Obviously, that
> is what I would have liked.  Never could come up with an idea on how to do
> that effectively.
> Inverse technology appears to be in the business of selling $50,000
> marketing reports to order for anyone with $50,000.00.  How would that be
> apt?
> Finally, I'm amazed at how "trivial it is to point out useless and devoid
> of meaning this is", when you haven't seen the results yet.  It might be
> even EASIER once you've READ them.

Okay, point taken, we'll wait until we get the 35 "color glossy photos
with the lines and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one to
explain what each picture means" and then decide how useless/useful the
info is.  SO now lets _drop_ it.

Ah the sage said, "He protesteth too much sire"

> Jack Rickard
> ----------
> > From: Randy Bush <randy at>
> > To: nanog at
> > Subject: Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index  A better test!!!
> > Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 3:00 PM
> >
> > I want to measure the response of each ISP's marketing department.  So I
> > will send a certified letter to their office of record in Deleware, and
> > report how long before I get the receipt back.  Maybe I well do this for
> 30
> > letters to get better data.
> >
> > So, we now have an interesting report of the accessibility of various
> ISPs'
> > web servers from Jack's house.  While it is trivial to point out how
> useless
> > and devoid of meaning this is, what is a wee bit harder is to describe
> what
> > would be a useful measure to Jack's audience and how that might be
> obtained.
> >
> > Ben Black's pointing out
> > may be *very* apt, and somewhat ingenious, considering Jack's audience.
> >
> > Are there other good ideas or examples?
> >
> > randy

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