143.228.0.0/16 and house.gov

Ernie Rubi 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  
question...hehe)

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.

whaddayathink?

Ernie M. Rubi
Network Engineer
AMPATH/CIARA
Florida International Univ, Miami









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