topological closeness....

Jon Zeeff jon at
Tue May 14 01:48:24 UTC 1996

> Well, i simply pointed out that solution based on
> *hosts* choosing the best paths in global networks
> is not going to work.  It is in the same category as
> source-based routing.

Actually, people do both and it seems to work well enough.

Some web servers track throughput to sites and redirect users to
mirror sites based on that data.

Some routers route based on source address (for various policy reasons,
including load).

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