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Re: satellite connections

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Mon Jun 02 11:14:30 1997

Perhaps this is finally a case for those little TOS bits in an IP header?
Interactive stuff like Telnet traffic could go through a slow land line,
whereas bulk traffic could go via satellite.

I'm not sure how many TCP/IP stacks still set those bits; it may be
necessary to have a router manipulate the bits after examining the port
numbers of a connection.

FYI, Planet Connect (and others) has been offering Usenet feeds via 18"
dish for quite some time now.

Stephen


At 14:33 01-06-97 -0700, Paul A Vixie wrote:
>> High orbit, geosyncronous sattelites do not stand much of a chance against
>> land lines as the latency on the links is quite high.  [...]
>
>Long latency is not automatically bad.  It is bad for interactive traffic,
>but if the bandwidth is high enough to reduce congestion to zero, a large
>latency doesn't hurt bulky transfers at all.  Netnews, for example, could
>be distributed via satellite without hurting anybody's lookers or feelers.





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