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Re: User-level ISP performance measurement

  • From: Scott Huddle
  • Date: Mon Dec 01 16:18:19 1997

John,

Check out Inverse Network Technology.   http://www.inversenet.com

-scott

> From owner-nanog@merit.edu Mon Dec  1 15:15 EST 1997
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 14:50:29 -0500 (EST)
> From: John R Levine <johnl@iecc.com>
> To: nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: User-level ISP performance measurement
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> I hope I'm not reopening a huge can of worms here, but ...
> 
> Some of my relatives have started a small ISP in western Vermont.  (They
> already run the local telco.) They're wondering how to compare the
> performance that their users see to the ISPs in the adjacent town.  I told
> them that there isn't anything published that'll be of much use, since the
> stuff I've seen tries to measure backbone performance and for the most part
> does so ineptly. 
> 
> For user level stuff, it seems to me that you could pick a representative set
> of actions (visit large and small web sites, download e-mail, scan
> newsgroups), dial in via PPP every hour for a week being sure to flush out
> caches and otherwise start from a consistent user state, do the actions, time
> them all, and make some simple stats.  This would be miserable to do
> manually, but pretty straightforward to do automatically.  Is there anything
> available, either as a product or service, that does this sort of analysis? 
> 
> One of the other hats I wear is as a director of a software testing tools
> company, and we could certainly whip up this kind of stuff in no time using
> our existing products if there were a demand for it. 
> 
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl@iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
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