links on the blink (fwd)

Ross Veach rrv at
Sat Nov 4 20:31:50 UTC 1995

At 2:48 PM 11/4/95, Michael Dillon wrote:
>On Sat, 4 Nov 1995, Hans-Werner Braun wrote:
>> Just let me ask you, as a customer who fairly
>> frequently experiences 10% packet loss between major Internet locations
>> across major service providers (no mom and pop shops in the middle or
>> at the end points), how would you suggest I deal with that?
>Uh... Ignore it?
>10% packet loss is quite within the normal range of parameters for a
>packet switching network such as the Internet.

Sorry Michael, wrong answer.  1% packet loss is intolerable.  10% packet
loss is all but useless for serious work.

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