and house.gov

Sargun Dhillon sdhillon at decarta.com
Wed Oct 1 04:51:26 UTC 2008

I'm surprised it isn't outsourced to some managed (hosting) provider, or a CDN.. Like Akamai or LLNW. It would surely be far more efficient for their purposes. 

Also, if you've planned your network correctly QoS/Shaping will not negatively effect your network. You always engineer your outer edge to take a beating.

Sargun Dhillon
sdhillon at decarta.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Ernie Rubi [mailto:ernesto at cs.fiu.edu]
Sent: Tue 9/30/2008 21:41
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: and house.gov 
Hi folks, just musing...

 From an ops perspective, wonder just how much traffic caused:

  "This morning, our engineers sounded the alarms ... and we have  
installed a digital version of a traffic cop. We enacted stopgaps that  
we planned for last night. We had hoped we didn't have to."
	--Jeff Ventura, communications director for the House's chief  
administrator. (from http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/30/congress.website/index.html)

Don't .govs have enough b/w or at least ability to add b/w in order to  
satisfy their 'public outreach/information' role? (not a rhetorical  

It also seems to me that adding load balancing, firewall, throttling,  
etc methods for traffic shaping might actually make the problem worse  
by adding yet another layer(s) of hardware/software that may be prone  
to bottlenecking or overloading.


Ernie M. Rubi
Network Engineer
Florida International Univ, Miami

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