[TriLUG] [Fwd: [ NNSquad ] Call for NNSquad Data Collection Volunteers]
sholton at mindspring.com
Thu Dec 6 21:05:34 EST 2007
A Forward from the Network Neutrality Squad [NNSquad] mailing list:
A call for volunteers some in TriLUG might find interesting.
Note the NNSquad forum website lives here:
Lauren Weinstein writes:
> Greetings. First, a reminder that the call for working group
> participants ( http://www.nnsquad.org/archives/nnsquad/msg00278.html )
> remains open. Please let me know if you wish to join the project
> R&D and related policy efforts.
> Now for the fun part. I'd like to gather an initial list of volunteers
> willing to act as test sites for NNSquad data collection R&D efforts.
> Even at this very early stage, the more sites involved -- across a broad
> range of different ISPs and technologies -- the better. You will of
> course have complete control over the manner in which you choose
> to participate. I anticipate that the earliest efforts may involve
> SNMP, but even if you don't have SNMP-capable hardware and wish to
> become involved as an early data site, please let us know your
> interest now.
> Be among the first to help us figure out what your local ISP is
> *really* providing for your hard-earned cash! And feel free to
> forward this note onward to anyone else that you believe might be
> interested in such participation. The more, the merrier.
> To signify your interest in joining the debut NNSquad data collection
> effort, please send a note to:
> nnsquad-patrol at nnsquad.org
> Please include as much of the following information as possible (and
> that you feel comfortable providing -- this data will not be made
> public outside the project itself in other than aggregated and/or
> anonymized forms, etc.) You don't need to provide answers to all of
> the points below if you don't wish to.
> 1) Your ISP
> 2) Physical circuit type (DSL, Cable, T1, Satellite, FiOS, U-verse,
> OC-192, NSA-Zettabyte [just kidding guys!], etc.)
> 3) Theoretical (advertised) maximum upstream and downstream
> speeds for your actual service as provisioned
> 4) Approx. size of your network (number of hosts)
> 5) Static IP service, Dynamic (DHCP), or Mixed? Is NAT in use?
> 6) Internet gateway hardware (WAN modem/router): make, model number,
> firmware revision level (don't hassle trying to find the firmware
> level if it's not easily available)
> 7) Does your gateway hardware have SNMP capabilities?
> 8) Is at least one host on your network always running and available
> on a 24/7 basis?
> Thanks very much!
> NNSquad Moderator
sholton at mindspring.com
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