[Bloat] marketing #102 - giving netperf-wrapper a better name?

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Thu Mar 12 19:31:25 EDT 2015

On 03/12/2015 04:01 PM, Dave Taht wrote:
> as netperf-wrapper has grown to include far more tests than netperf,
> with quite a few more on their way, calling it this is increasingly
> less appropriate:
> A noted cynic wrote me privately last month, about netperf-wrapper:
> 'why don't you rename the friggin thing "bufferbloat" or
> "bloattest" or something?  Netperf-wrapper is a terrible name,
> seemingly still whatever the programmer called it when he wrote the
> first sketchy version, one step up from "foo"'
> Hmm...  we need a name with more foo, for sure, a better, more
> descriptive name. Anyone got any ideas? Maybe run a contest somewhere?

Well, not that I dislike the "netperf" name :) but I'll toss a few 
stripes onto the bikeshed:

*) bloat-probe
*) tortoise (ok, it is measuring bloat/latency not speed but still)
*) BMI (Bloat Measurement Index/Investigator/Illuminator ?-)
*) bloat-watcher
*) bloat-finder
*) bloated
*) blubber
*) Ahab


> One (technical) hope would be to find a good file extension for the
> output, so it could be more easily parsed by browsers... but to heck
> with that... a better name?
> Toke had some ideas also:
> - NQT - http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/NQT - I especially like
>    "Not Quite There". nqt.org points to this: http://dyslexiafoundation.org/nqt/
> - NetQual - http://www.qoesystems.com/NETQUAL.html
> - NQ-tester - doesn't seem to be taken by anything obvious

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