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Re: GLBX ICMP rate limiting (was RE: Tier-1 without their ownbackbone?)

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Thu Aug 28 11:57:47 2003

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Wayne E. Bouchard wrote:

>
> While rate limiting ICMP can be a good thing, it has to be done
> carefully and probably can't be uniform across the backbone. (think of
> a common site that gets pinged whenever someone wants to test to see
> if their connection went down or if it's just loaded.. Limit ICMP into
> them impropperly and lots of folks notice.) Such limiting also has to
> undergo periodic tuning as traffic levels increase, traffic patterns
> shift, and so forth.

Along these lines, how does this limiting affect akamai or other 'ping for
distance' type localization services? I'd think their data would get
somewhat skewed, right?




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