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The IESG has received a request from the Benchmarking Methodology WG (bmwg) to consider the following document: - 'RFC 2544 Applicability Statement: Use on Production Networks Considered Harmful' <draft-ietf-bmwg-2544-as-04.txt> as Informational RFC The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing lists by 2012-06-26. Exceptionally, comments may be sent to email@example.com instead. In either case, please retain the beginning of the Subject line to allow automated sorting. Abstract Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) has been developing key performance metrics and laboratory test methods since 1990, and continues this work at present. Recent application of the methods beyond their intended scope is cause for concern. The methods described in RFC 2544, where overload is a possible outcome, would no doubt be harmful to user traffic performance on a production network. This memo clarifies the scope of RFC 2544 and other benchmarking work for the IETF community. The file can be obtained via http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-bmwg-2544-as/ IESG discussion can be tracked via http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-bmwg-2544-as/ballot/ No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.