I was wondering if someone who knew something about the current status
of the group(s) that were working on a standard data collection format
for exchange point statistics, could speak up. It seems to me that
operators could still get valuable trend information out of
published data from exchange points. However this data would be
more useful if compared accross multiple exchange point, as there
are at least 40 in north america alone. (Although most of those
are smaller exchange points.) (Then if we could just get
providers to publish info on private exchange points...)
Bill Woodcock and KC were movers/shakers behind that movement.
Randy Bush also contributed some w/ this queries on measurement/mgmt
on the nanog list a couple months back.
Many of the smaller exchanges that I am aware of put up a mgmt station
and collect mrtg data off the attached interfaces of the participants.
A smaller group use rtfm and even less use the NLANR tools (OC3mon et.al.)
I expect that there is a significant use fo cflowd data by ISPs that
attach to exchanges, but I don't expect it to be published outside a