[Cerowrt-devel] [Bloat] Fixing bufferbloat: How about an open letter to the web benchmarkers?

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 08:16:46 EDT 2014

On Sep 12, 2014, at 3:17 AM, Jesper Dangaard Brouer <jbrouer at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:13:19 -0400
> Rich Brown <richb.hanover at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'll sign too. (And I like the 98th percentile measure for each
>> direction to give a single number that represents what's happening. It
>> could include ping loss rate, as well...)
> I'll sign too.
> The 98th percentile latency is of-cause nice, but we should remember to
> keep our request simple.

I did try a simple request and got a lukewarm response. You can see the gist of my correspondence with the test companies in https://lists.bufferbloat.net/pipermail/cerowrt-devel/2014-September/003517.html

> "Dear speedtest.net/speedof.me please add a latency test, that measures
> latency during the upload and download test-runs."
> That will be the first baby step, don't make it too complicated for
> them, afterwards we can start explaining if we want min/max or 98th
> percentile.
> They already have a ping facility, which the only run _before_ starting
> the test run.  Thus, they should be-able to easily adapt their existing
> "ping" code to measure during the test-runs... give then something they
> can easily do.
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  Jesper Dangaard Brouer
>  MSc.CS, Sr. Network Kernel Developer at Red Hat
>  Author of http://www.iptv-analyzer.org
>  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brouer

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