I've come across the following statement while reading an article.

In the strawman scenario shown in Figure 4(a), we use Iperf to measure the bandwidth between STA3 and H4 during 60s.

Figure 4(a) depicts a diagram utilized as an example to help to explain the text. However, what does strawman scenario actually mean?

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    Thanks for your first question. Context of the article might help to understand the use of the term for this case. Can you link to the article or provide more context? What research have you done? – Keeta Oct 16 '18 at 19:22
  • Thanks for your advice, next time I'll try to create a more elaborated question. The field here is 'networking'. The sentence cited in the question can be found on: Pg.6 Section 5.1, Second paragraph hal.inria.fr/hal-01480973/document – wborbaneto Oct 17 '18 at 20:32

Strawman usually refers to a weak form of an argument that's easier to refute than the original. In this case, though, the text is probably using it in the sense that this is a very simplified example intended only to demonstrate the concept. It should not be taken as representative of a problem you might actually encounter in real life.

  • Thanks! I think that this is the meaning intended by the author. – wborbaneto Oct 16 '18 at 18:12

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