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In this section we highlight several examples of recommended statistics collection objects and tools.

Reaching consensus on the definition of a community-wide statistics collection architecture will require cooperation between the private and public sectors. We hope that key federally-sponsored networks such as the NSF very high speed backbone network service (vBNS)[1] and the federally sponsored NAPs can serve as a role model in providing an initial set of statistics to the community and interacting with the research community to refine metrics as research reveals the relative utility of various ones.

k claffy
Sat Apr 29 09:03:22 PDT 1995