Typical additional latency for CGN?

Cutler James R james.cutler at consultant.com
Sun Oct 7 21:30:33 UTC 2012


On Oct 7, 2012, at 4:56 PM, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ancedotally, for users of an e-gadget company's website, cellphone
> company's outbound web proxies, internet games company, and
> image-intensive home furnishings website, the CGNs delivered content
> faster than the main website could, regardless of increasing its
> bandwidth.  Latency problems with the CGNs were less than the main
> websites' latency problems, on the average.
> 
> There were days that was not true, and days we had to re-re-re-reset
> the CGN contents, and the day the @#$#@$% game programmers screwed up
> the CGN calls, but on the whole it was among the least performance
> limiting / impeding features of the sites in question.
> 
> 
> -george
> 
> On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Tom Limoncelli <tal at whatexit.org> wrote:
>> Have there been studies on how much latency CGN adds to a typical
>> internet user?   I'd also be interested in anecdotes.
>> 
>> I've seen theoretical predictions but by now we should have
>> measurements from early-world deployments.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
>> 
>> --
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Huh?  I had presumed that CGN was Carrier Grade NAT, not a proxy service.  Help me understand.

James R. Cutler
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