michael at memra.com
Thu Apr 4 03:05:59 UTC 1996
On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, Jeff Ogden wrote:
> >From my point of view (from my customers' point of view) the Internet in
> the US is failing right now. It hasn't collapsed, but some parts are almost
> unusable due to congestion.
IMHO a good portion of this is due to overstressed WWW servers and/or
undersized links to very popular WWW server sites. This is not a network
problem, per se, it is a problem caused by and solvable by the people who
operate very popular WWW server sites. One site that is getting worse and
worse is http://www.zdnet.com which carries things like MacWeek and PCWeek.
> I think lots of people are working hard to
> improve that situation and I do think it will get better over time (and
> then it will get worse again and better and ..., just as it has in the
> past). I do think communication about who is doing what, could be better.
Classic problems caused by stupendously amazing growth rates....
P.S. have a look at http://www.interop.com/metcalfe.html if you want to
read an interesting retrospective by Bob Metcalfe.
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