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Re: Satellite latency

  • From: David R Huberman
  • Date: Wed Feb 27 07:15:32 2002


> DirecPC (Hughes) now has a business grade service called
> DirecWay.  Haven't tried it.  One would expect it
> would be better than the ones intended for residential only.
> It claims to go to 1.5M down like Tachyon.

I use Direcway presently as my primary link. I refer to it as, "Dialup
Plus!" As a previous poster noted, ssh sessions are painful. I now resort
to typing e-mails out in a local text editor and cutting and pasting them
into my ssh window.

Here's a local traceroute performed just now at 7am on a Wednesday to a
random service like Google. Performance gets significantly poorer during
peak business hours. High d/l rates are only achievable late at night it
seems.

  1   797 ms   810 ms   810 ms  172.23.4.17
  2   742 ms   686 ms   742 ms  172.23.4.17
  3   796 ms   755 ms   742 ms  172.23.128.2
  4   920 ms   755 ms   742 ms  192.168.11.251
  5   741 ms   755 ms   687 ms  63.215.128.137]
  6   742 ms   741 ms   687 ms  [64.159.18.6]
  7   755 ms   741 ms   742 ms  209.249.0.173
  8   796 ms   742 ms   755 ms  [209.249.0.213]
  9   742 ms   755 ms   741 ms  [208.185.0.137]
 10   783 ms   810 ms   824 ms  [216.200.127.26]
 11   810 ms   879 ms   810 ms  [208.184.233.50]
 12   810 ms   811 ms   810 ms  [208.185.75.198]
 13   742 ms   810 ms   810 ms  [216.239.47.18]
 14   811 ms   810 ms   810 ms  [216.239.47.162]
 15   783 ms   796 ms   824 ms  www.google.com [216.239.35.101]

/david





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