Why aren't people changing their subject lines when threads drift?
Justin W. Newton
justin at erols.com
Fri Jul 26 14:46:27 UTC 1996
At 11:42 PM 7/25/96 -0700, you wrote:
>> Isn't IBM doing some sort of fancy load redistribution for the WWW
>> servers its running for the 1996 Summer Olympics? I seem to recall they
>> were determining the "closest" server via a technique called "ping
>> triangulation", whatever that is.
>If so, that's pretty silly and is probably not leading to performance
>that's very different from either purely random or strict round robin.
>Ping times only correlate to available bandwidth when congestion is bad.
>Otherwise these two factors are militantly unrelated to each other.
Well, I suppose all they have to do is buil a global OSPF network
encompassing the entire internet and they'd be set.
Justin "Yes I'm kidding" Newton
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