IDE Request: Statistics in Ethernet library, UDP

I'm currently developing an extendable Arduino SNMP agent I want to release as a sketch or library. If the Ethernet library had support for statistics (number of packets transmitted, received, errors, etc) it's be easy to hook them into the agent. I'd be willing to make the mods to the Ethernet library, but with the interfaces being standardized I don't want to step on the ongoing effort. This leads to two questions:

Q1: How do I go about proposing a change to the interface to support this? Just post it here?

Q2: Also, has there been any effort to incorporate UDP into the standard release (i.e. like Bjorn Hartmann's work - link to follow in a moment)?

FYI, that link is (the board software won’t let you include a link in your very first post).