Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: best effort has problems

  • From: Edward B. Dreger
  • Date: Sat May 29 12:41:01 2004

GC> Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 15:58:06 -0400
GC> From: Gordon Cook


GC> I published a two month issue last weekend with the bottom
GC> line conclusion that there can be no telecom recovery as
GC> long as the industry relies solely on the best effort
GC> business model which I believe is not economically
GC> sustainable.

The PSTN doesn't offer guaranteed end-to-end transmission, and
certainly statmuxes based on expected load.  Looks like similar
capacity planning.

Perhaps you refer to latency.  Most people don't care as long as
HTTP and POP3 latency is "good enough" -- and server response
time is often a substantial consideration.  SMTP really isn't
picky about latency or jitter.

Maybe you mean packet loss.  Most everyone here can recall the
days of 30% packet loss across congested MAE FDDI fabric, but
that went away what seems like eons ago.


Eddy
--
EverQuick Internet - http://www.everquick.net/
A division of Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - http://www.brotsman.com/
Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building
Phone: +1 785 865 5885 Lawrence and [inter]national
Phone: +1 316 794 8922 Wichita
_________________________________________________________________
          DO NOT send mail to the following addresses :
  blacklist@brics.com -or- alfra@intc.net -or- curbjmp@intc.net
Sending mail to spambait addresses is a great way to get blocked.





Discussion Communities


About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home


Merit Network, Inc.