Broadband initiatives - impact to your network?

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Mon Jun 28 19:21:27 CDT 2010


> That is when conversations bearing sounds like mpscp and uftp begin and
> then someone says "aw, screw it, just send them a disk".


LOL!!!!



> Subject: RE: Broadband initiatives - impact to your network?
> Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:46:37 -0700
> From: gbonser at seven.com
> To: jf at feldman.org; randy at psg.com
> CC: nanog at nanog.org
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jonathan Feldman 
> > Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 4:14 PM
> > To: Randy Bush
> > Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> > Subject: Re: Broadband initiatives - impact to your network?
> > 
> > I've never claimed to be particularly bright, but I do like to
> > challenge assumptions.
> 
> It isn't only the amount of bandwidth available but also in many cases
> the protocols used to transmit the data.  It takes smarter than the
> average bear to figure out how to get data across a fat pipe over a long
> distance at a high rate.  TCP protocols are limited by the number of
> packets allowed to be "in flight" according to how the stack is
> configured.  One might need to go to unorthodox or rather new methods to
> use all the available bandwidth.
> 
> There are many cases of someone being stymied as to why they can't even
> get anywhere near 10 megabits of throughput on a GigE path from Los
> Angeles to London using FTP, for example.  In many cases the
> responsibility of getting data from point A to point B is handled by
> people who don't bring their network operators into the discussion where
> problems like this can be pointed out to them.  Often the first time the
> enterprise network group hears about it is when someone complains that
> the "fast pipe" to $continent is "slow" and therefore must be broken and
> that is generally followed by the demand that it be fixed immediately if
> that demand is not included in the first email. 
> 
> That is when conversations bearing sounds like mpscp and uftp begin and
> then someone says "aw, screw it, just send them a disk".
> 
> George
> 
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