### On Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:38:25 -0700, k claffy <email@example.com> casually
### decided to expound upon firstname.lastname@example.org the following thoughts about
### "Re: Measuring PoP to PoP latency--tools to use?":
how many ISPs use this and [how] do they
find it helps them operationally?
I don't know any ISPs that us it. I imagine some enterprise networks do. I
played around with it in anticipation for using it to measure jitter but
found it of limited usefulness because if you have to deploy a box to do
localised collection of the data anyways you may as well run a better jitter
probe from that unix box.
it has been around for years, during which time
i have heard no actual data wrt its operational utility,
reckon that cisco would be responsive
to ISP suggestions for improvements to it
I thought I read somewhere that Cisco was planning on dropping RTR from the
featuresets. Then again, I may have just imagined that.
(if other router vendors have similar functionality
they should probably speak up;
we can put such features in the caida tool taxonomy)
maybe a nanog panel on provider experiences/caveats
on any of such vendor-provided functionality
is not a terrible idea.
mod all the anxiety involved in sharing such experiences
I remember at one time that on-the-router measurement features were kinda
frowned upon. At least that's the general feeling I got from people. Has
this attitude reversed?