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Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!!

  • From: Jeff Young
  • Date: Sun Jun 29 12:27:37 1997

then why not test in the locations where backbones put web servers?
mci.com is not currently located in the facility(ies) where mci
offers web hosting.  i expect other companies could say the same.

Jeff Young
young@mci.net


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> To: "George Herbert" <gherbert@crl.com>, <nanog@merit.edu>
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> This is gibberish George.  The measurements were taken from different
> networks, in 27 different locations.  It is not even potentially the case
> that anyone would be measured within their network solely.  It is not
> optimized for customers getting to their own web server. 
> 
> It is a simulation of the end user world or footprint.  If you have a web
> server on one backbone, how will it look to that user population, as
> compared to if it were on another backbone.
> 
> Jack Rickard
> 
> 
> ----------
> > From: George Herbert <gherbert@crl.com>
> > To: Jack Rickard <jack.rickard@boardwatch.com>
> > Cc: Ben Black <black@zen.cypher.net>; nanog@merit.edu; gherbert@crl.com
> > Subject: Re: Keynote/Boardwatch Internet Backbone Index A better test!!! 
> > Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 3:20 PM
> > 
> > 
> > From: "Jack Rickard" <jack.rickard@boardwatch.com>
> > >I'm not a marketing droid.  But only a moron would think that overall
> > >performance would NOT affect the download of a web page, which is
> > >essentially what you are attempting to say.
> > 
> > Many, many things will affect the download of a web page,
> > when it's an internal server the primary one being where
> > that server is relative to the customer dialins, and how
> > the internal network congestion is handled.
> > 
> > This particular test would favor sites whose backbone is highly
> > optimized for their customers getting to their own web server,
> > and only their own web server.  Most servers are put where their
> > access is best balanced, and for nearly all servers, that's closer
> > to the outside world than internal customers, because the vast
> > majority of connections are external.
> > 
> > This test completely missed any issues related to inter-ISP
> > connectivity and performance.  You could score at the top of the
> > pack with a ISP which was disconnected from the rest of the
> > internet during the test period, in fact, a key indicator that
> > the measurement is nearly worthless as an overall gage.
> > 
> > -george william herbert
> > gherbert@crl.com
> > I speak only for myself, and occationally my cats.





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