T3 or not to T3

Karl Mueller karl at best.com
Mon Jul 22 15:47:54 UTC 1996

> > On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, Avi Freedman wrote:
> >
> > Agreed. IMO, the best place for these things is one hops away from an XP,
> > either in a provider's network or behind a content provider's router that's
> > connected to the XP.
> Yes, 100%, I would pick MAE-East. MAE-East is the closest you are going to
> get to the world, and there is more data going over it then any other
> NAP. You may also want to look at putting a server up at a few NAPs, this
> is what we are doing now for one of our users. This will be a HUGE www
> audio provider, and they need fast access with as little delay as
> possible. We will be providing them colo at MAE-East, MAE-West, and
> Chicago NAP. The people they are accessing the site will then hit a image
> map and get served out of the closest server.

The fact that MAE-East is the busiest exchange point in the world
should push you to locate servers elsewhere, IMHO.  There are
many providers who really don't want more traffic at MAE-East.
With all the overload happening now and the lack of additional
connections to share traffic, do you really want to add significant
content to the bargain?


Karl Mueller                    karl at best.net   (415) 944-8228
Sr. Network Engineer		Best Internet Communications, Inc.

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