NAP/ISP Saturation WAS: Re: Exchanges that matter...

Michael Dillon michael at
Sat Dec 21 01:38:25 UTC 1996

On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Alex.Bligh wrote:

> > As to what cisco will do, you should probably ask cisco.
> I did. They said "the problem doesn't exist". I am circulating the problem
> (before, like SYN flods, it becomes a serious operational problem) to those
> with larger annual Cisco spend than me.

> Just wait until someone decides
> you should measure your ISPs performance by running
>   ping -s 1000
> (8kb/s). Now get 16 people doing it at once, and ...

Wouldn't it be more effective to run
ping -s 1000 ?  ;-)

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049             -               E-mail: michael at

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