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Test Traffic Working Group

The Test Traffic Working Group has been renamed to the Measurement, Analysis and Tools Working Group. These pages are maintained for archive purposes.


The purpose of the Test Traffic Measurements is to independently measure the performance parameters of the Internet using test traffic boxes located in the networks of participating ISP's.

The test traffic working group was formed to discuss the results of the project and provide comment as to the future needs on the type of data and methods of collection and presentation.

Although the working group was set up as a result of the test traffic project the scope of the group should allow any new performance measuring techniques to be included and proposals for such devices are most welcome.

The data collected is analysed for the purpose of network trouble shooting, capacity planning and other such worthwhile reports. It is not the purpose of the working group to compare different ISP's network performance nor should the data be used for marketing purposes of any kind.