RFC 2544 Applicability Statement: Use on Real-World Networks Considered Harmful

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Authors Scott Bradner  , Kevin Dubray  , Jim McQuaid  , Al Morton 
Last updated 2011-08-09 (latest revision 2011-02-05)
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) has been developing key performance metrics and laboratory test methods since 1990, and continues this work at present. Recent application of the methods beyond their intended scope is cause for concern. This memo clarifies the scope of RFC 2544 and other benchmarking work for the IETF community.


Scott Bradner (sob@harvard.edu)
Kevin Dubray (kdubray@juniper.net)
Jim McQuaid (jim@turnipvideo.com)
Al Morton (acmorton@att.com)

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