Andros Island Connectivity?

Ryan Wilkins ryan at deadfrog.net
Wed May 1 01:29:19 UTC 2013


I was going to mention this but failed to do so.

At the very least, do some testing first to make sure that the latency isn't going to introduce unforeseen issues.  Case in point, the Chicago satellite-based network that I manage is sometimes used for Police / Fire / EMS dispatching.  The City's Computer Aided Dispatch system ended up crashing during an early test when it was discovered that it couldn't handle the high latencies encountered on satellite links.  This required the vendor to adjust the code to deal with these issues.  Granted this is an extreme example, but the point is that the physics of satellite links can do all sorts of things to applications that one might not expect.

Cheers,
Ryan Wilkins

On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:13 PM, Rob Seastrom <rs at seastrom.com> wrote:
> 
> They will not be happy with VSAT latency (typically 700ms though
> physics says you can never do better than 550, and that's for the
> space segment alone) if they are running RDP, VNC, Citrix, or similar
> technologies.  Sorry for being a buzzkill, Warren.  :)




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