Yahoo and IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue May 10 03:28:22 UTC 2011

On May 9, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:

> In message <24499CC4-64A1-419C-AB06-08A82D535B10 at>, Owen DeLong write
> s:
>> Well, if you're having to retransmit those intermittently, then, it does
>> seem you have some level of brokenness with your network, no?
> No.  The point of retransmission is to provide reliable service
> over a unreliable transport.  Some level of retransmission is normal.
>> Owen
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> Mark Andrews, ISC
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No, it isn't. The transport is failing if you are having to retransmit more than once in a blue
moon. Yes, retransmission helps overcome such failures in the transport, but, that does
not mean that the transport isn't broken.


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