This is the supplementary web
page for the BMWG. If you arrived here directly you should check out
BMWG Charter, and the IETF Tools
Page (in particular, the tools page for BMWG gives status
of drafts), and the most recent summary according to the IETF Datatracker.
On the Tools page you can view diff-marked versions of the drafts on our
charter, and find some of the drafts describing proposed new work.
Short Description: The BMWG develops terminology/definitions for
key performance characteristics of internetworking
technologies, and methodologies for laboratory measurement of
these characteristics, or benchmarks. We have prepared a series of
Informational RFCs that address specific technologies, and build on that
foundation to address new technologies as they emerge and become relevant
(while maintaining a reasonable work-load of items on our charter).
How to join BMWG: Subscribe to the mailing list, read the
and review the list
archive, but most importantly be prepared to help us with our current
work by reading the existing drafts (also the key references to BMWG RFCs)
and then share your comments on the mailing list. If
you have a new work area you would like to propose, scan the list
archive for earlier proposals and check-out the proceedings from
previous meetings, and you'll glean an idea of what's involved.
WG Last Call Process: The BMWG typically requires more than one
Working Group Last Call to reach rough consensus that a particular draft is
ready for Area Director review, IESG Review, and subsequent publication
following approval. To accelerate this process, the WG leadership
developed the WG Last Call Process Active
Review Template. When a draft is mature and enters the Last Call
Process, approximately four WG members volunteer to complete the template,
which is a set of detailed questions designed to help the reviewer consider
all important aspects of specification development. This message
to the bmwg list describes our current process
Internet Drafts of interest to Benchmarking Methodology WG participants:
(Note drafts submitted with filename draft-name-bmwg-foobar-00.txt
will automatically be listed at the bottom of the BMWG tools page, as ALL
BMWG participants have found the following generators and tools useful in studies:
· Others: iperf, netperf (with netperf-wrapper), uperf, TMIX
Discussion of some of these generators and tools.
SIP Metrics Comparison
This page is maintained by the BMWG Chairs. Please contact us on the BMWG email list! Thank you!