Performance Testing of Wide Area Networksby David R. Wortendyke, U.S. Dep of Commerce, United States,
Margaret H. Morris, U.S. Dep of Commerce, United States,
David J. Atkinson, U.S. Dep of Commerce, United States,
Abstract: Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) has developed a software measurement system to support the ANSI standards X3.102 and X3.141. This system is being used to evaluate data communication system performance over wide area networks. After a short test of a few minutes, a preliminary characterization of the system parameters may be computed. Of the 17 primary parameters defined by the standard, this characterization includes 9 that relate to bit and block transfer characteristics. A second test with multiple accesses and disconnections would provide information about the remaining eight parameters that relate to access and disengagement.
Subject Headings: Communication systems | Computer software | Parameters (statistics) | Standards and codes | Data processing | Information management | Computer networks
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