Fwd: RFP in a Worldwide DNS Performance Study

Tue Mar 26 21:57:54 EST 2002


I received the following and felt it was appropriate to forward
onto the announce list.

Yours sincerely,

-- Mark John Suter  | I know that you  believe  you understand
suter at humbug.org.au | what you think I said, but I am not sure
gpg key id F2FEBB36 | you realise that what you  heard  is not
mobile 0411 262 316 | what I meant.        Robert J. McCloskey

----- Forwarded message from Richard Liston <liston at cc.gatech.edu> -----

From: Richard Liston <liston at cc.gatech.edu>
To: president at humbug.org.au
Subject: Request for participation


I am a Computer Science PhD student in Networking at Georgia Tech. I
obtained your email address from the site "Linux Online - User Groups"
at http://www.linux.org/groups/index.html.

I am currently researching the performance of the DNS system from different
locations in the Internet worldwide. It is nearly impossible to do this by
obtaining accounts on machines and collecting the data myself, so I am
asking for the assistance of users in many different countries. I have
developed a tool that takes about 6 hours to run. My hope is that people
around the world will run it and then email the results to me. If you are
willing to participate in this study, please visit the following web page
for instructions on how to proceed:


All questions about participating in this study should be answered
there. If not, please feel free to contact me at liston at cc.gatech.edu.

By participating in this study you will be helping those responsible for
the Internet architecture to better understand the nature of performance
experienced at different locations in the Internet. My hope is that this
understanding will lead to better engineering of the Internet for users
in all parts of the world.

Best Regards,
Richard Liston

PS, if there are other Unix users that you think may be willing to
help with this study, please forward this request to them in its
entirety, but do not forward it past April 30, 2002 so that this does
not become an Internet chain letter.

----- End forwarded message -----

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