North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next |
Date Index |
Thread Index |
Author Index |
Definition of Congestion
- From: Sean Donelan
- Date: Sun Jan 30 03:38:07 2000
The spooks have been working overtime, the NSA spent $1.5 million dollars
this week recovering from a computer failure starting Monday. It was restored
on Thursday, just about the time people started reporting strange problems
on the Internet. Concidence?
But on a more serious note. Alan used the word "congestion" in one of
his messages. Congestion doesn't seem to have a very strict definition.
It covers everything from a multi-week service interruption, to a dropped
packet which triggers slow-start.
Should the Internet follow the nuclear and power industry and come up with
a set of standarized terms for different degrees of events: blackout, brownout,
flicker, etc. Or follow the telecommunication industry which uses a single
word, congestion, for most problems.