The Internet Revealed - A film about IXPs v2.0: now available

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed Feb 10 16:50:36 UTC 2010

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> Agree to disagree is right.  The film is called "The Internet Revealed: 
> _A_film_about_IXPs_".  You find it strange that the film would actually 
> focus on IXPs.  I find it strange that you couldn't figure this out 
> before clicking play.

If it would have said "The internet revealed - an advertisement for IXPs" 
I might have been expecting the thing I got.

> However, I do believe you should know how the Internet works.  And if 
> you honestly believe packets in a single stream cannot travel over 
> different paths, you clearly do not.  And before you come back with BS 
> about "normal operation" or such, realize your statement was far more 
> "factually incorrect" than what the video said about private 
> interconnects.

I'm saying they don't normally do so, as one might believe when looking at 
the movie. Any core router ECMP algorithm that sprays L4 sessions like 
that will cause re-ordering which is bad, mkay.

But I'll shut up after this, I'm obviously not jaded enough like you other 
people to just swallow this as "advertisement". I expected a correct 
factual way of describing how the Internet works including IXPs, not an 
IXP advertisement. My expectations were obviously wrong from the response 
I'm seeing.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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