Yahoo and IPv6

Arie Vayner ariev at
Tue May 10 08:12:46 UTC 2011


When testing, you should take into consideration that people from all across
the world may use this tool, and in some places speed is not the same as in
other places... Latency... Bad linkes... Etc.


On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Igor Gashinsky <igor at> wrote:

> On Mon, 9 May 2011, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> :: Given the following posting from earlier this morning:
> ::
> :: > The location that's affecting the results is pending removal from DNS;
> :: > and ASAP we hope to have the name moved to the geo-LB that suppors v6,
> :: > instead of the round robin it is today.
> ::
> :: I feel pretty damned justified in saying it wasn't *my* network causing
> the retransmits.
> ::
> :: (Oh - and kudos for the person quoted above for 'fessing up, and to the
> people
> :: that tracked down the actual issue. That always sucks when the test rig
> itself
> :: has issues. Glad to hear it will be fixed)
> In the spirit of full disclosure, I'll "fess up" a little more then :) We
> did have the cname for the help pages point to an old rotation, something
> that is getting rectified, and the timeout in the javascript was a tad too
> aggressive (would lead to some unwanted false negatives), so that timeout
> is going to be up'ed to between 5 and 10 seconds (we are measuring a few
> different things, so which value will be used will depend on what is being
> measured where).
> Thank you for catching this -- we are still working on finishing up the
> monitoring component of flag day related content :)
> -igor

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