links on the blink (fwd)

Yes, there is no formal mechanism to my knowledge, but should we really
make one?

There was a document written by Paul A. Flahery called "NSFNET Trouble
Reporting Standards". It was published in August of 1994 as an outgrowth
of the NSFNET RAC. It is not a formal standard, but might be a place to
start work towards some mechanism to effectively deal with trouble reporting
and resolution.

I don't know if a copy of this document is available on-line or not. Perhaps
someone else in the groups knows.