184.108.40.206/16 and house.gov
ernesto at cs.fiu.edu
Tue Sep 30 23:41:12 CDT 2008
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
Florida International Univ, Miami
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