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Re: NY ranks #1 in Internet b/w
- From: Vadim Antonov
- Date: Fri Nov 02 18:29:40 2001
Apparently, there's no enough EU <-> AP traffic to justify direct
circuits. The dispersion-shifted single-mode ground fiber (along the
route of Trans-Siberian railroad) does exist.
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Nipper, Arnold wrote:
> > But if you look at trunks going into *another* country the same report comes
> > to this ranking.
> > London
> > Paris
> > New York
> > Amsterdam
> > Frankfurt
> > This report also says that the relevance of US for Internet is decreasing.
> Hm, I'm still waiting to witness a traceroute from Europe to Asia or the
> Pacific that doesn't go over the US for the first time. Are there subs
> that can lay undersea cables yet? A cable from Northern Europe to Japan
> and the US North West under the North Pole icecap would be great.
> > As ever: never trust a statistic unless you faked it yourself ...
> But one thing is obvious: we IP people put our stuff where we think we
> want it, not where it should go looking from a redundancy/vulnerability
> If I want to send a packet from The Hague to Philadelphia, the packet will
> almost certainly pass Amsterdam and New York, two places where huge
> amounts of traffic can easily be disrupted. If the IP routers were to be
> placed closer to the places where seacables surface, this problem would go
> away: all those major hubs are serviced by multiple fiber landing