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From "Garrett Rooney" <>
Subject Re: It's that time of the year again
Date Mon, 17 Apr 2006 17:15:09 GMT
On 4/17/06, Brian McCallister <> wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2006, at 10:04 AM, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > I suspect that a significant problem with this sort of project will be
> > lack of proper hardware for benchmarking purposes.  From everything
> > I've heard it's not all that hard to totally saturate the kind of
> > networks you're likely to have sitting around your house with
> > commodity hardware and no real effort.  To really benchmark it's going
> > to require more stuff than your average college student has lying
> > around the house.
> That would be one of the advantages of it being with the ASF -- in
> theory we can get access to some network gear which might be harder
> for a student to lay hands on.

Perhaps, but AFAICT infra@ doesn't have this kind of thing lying
around at the moment, so unless someone is going to step up with
hardware people can use it's kind of a showstopper.


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