Link capacity upgrade threshold

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed Sep 2 06:39:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Kevin Graham wrote:

> Indeed. Capacity upgrades are best gauged by drop rates; bit-rates 
> without this context are largely useless.

If you're dropping packets, you're already over the cliff. Our job as ISP 
is to forward the packets our customers send to us, how is that compatible 
with upgrading links when they're so full that you're not only buffering 
but you're actually DROPPING packets?

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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