An eponym is a general term used to describe from what or whom something derived its name. Therefore, a proprietary eponym could be considered a brand name, product or service mark which has fallen into general use.
Examples of common brand Eponyms include Xerox, Google, and Band Aid. All of these brands have become synonymous with the general use of the class of product regardless of the actual brand.
Over the past 7 years we have spent much of our time explaining the NetEqualizer methods to network administrators around the country; and now,there is mounting evidence, that the NetEqualizer brand, is taking on a broader societal connotation. NetEqualizer, is in the early stages as of becoming and Eponym for the class of bandwidth shapers that, balance network loads and ensure fairness and Neutrality. As evidence, we site the following excerpts taken from various blogs and publications around the world.
From Dennis OReilly <Dennis.OReilly@ubc.ca> posted on ResNet Forums
These days the only way to classify encrypted streams is through behavioral analysis. …. Thus, approaches like the NetEqualizer or script-based ‘penalty box’ approaches are better.
About 2 months ago, I began experimenting with an approach to QOS that mimics much of the functionality of the NetEqualizer (http://www.netequalizer.com) product line.
Comcast Announces Traffic Shaping Techniques like APconnections’ NetEqualizer…
It actually sounds a lot what NetEqualizer (www.netequalizer.com) does and most people are OK with it…..
From Network World
NetEqualizer looks at every connection on the network and compare it to the overall trunk size to determine how to eliminate congestion on the links
If you’d really like to have your own netequalizer-like system then my advice…..
Has anyone else tried Netequalizer or something like it to help with VoIP QoS? It’s worked well so far for us and seems to be an effective alternative for networks with several users…..
August 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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