[Bloat] marketing #102 - giving netperf-wrapper a better name?
dave.taht at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 19:48:30 EDT 2015
I am just going to stand aside for a while... I would like to have a
file extension that worked (and also a website name that worked).
You can do searches on:
various whois sites
for domain names.
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Rick Jones <rick.jones2 at hp.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> - NetQual - http://www.qoesystems.com/NETQUAL.html
>> - NQ-tester - doesn't seem to be taken by anything obvious
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