[Bloat] What does cablelabs certification actually do?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Dec 9 01:39:38 EST 2016

On Fri, 9 Dec 2016, jb wrote:

> And then wondered why certification can't also include verification for 
> correctly sized buffers as well?

There is nothing stopping this, and it's being worked on (PIE goes into 
DOCSIS 3.1).


Cable Labs (as far as I understand) is an organisation funded by cable 
operators and vendors, and they create standards and tests used by the 
cable industry.

I don't know what tests Cable Labs perform, but there is nothing stopping 
them from validating buffers+AQM in the modems as well, and I do hope they 
do this going forward.

Why not reach out to Greg White who is mentioned in the cablelabs 
DOCSIS-AQM pdf above and ask? Or even better, invite him to this list if 
he's not already here. He's on the IETF AQM WG list, I have posts by him 
in my folder back to 2013.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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