I found the missing 30 milliseconds!

Kent W. England kwe at geo.net
Wed Sep 17 17:08:52 UTC 1997

At 05:35 PM 9/16/97 -0700, Taner Halicioglu wrote:
>Well, how about thinking of it this way:  Don't you just need to look at
>the header of a packet before deciding where to send it?  Once you've
>parsed the header and determined the routing of the packet, you can start
>shoving it out the right pipe. :-)
My humor was too transparent. My frivolous analysis was of a latency
problem that is already a second-order problem at today's bandwidths. Cut
through takes it down to a third order problem.

Thanks for all your comments. This note is entirely serious.


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