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Re: Why aren't people changing their subject lines when threads drift?
At 11:42 PM 7/25/96 -0700, you wrote: >> Isn't IBM doing some sort of fancy load redistribution for the WWW >> servers its running for the 1996 Summer Olympics? I seem to recall they >> were determining the "closest" server via a technique called "ping >> triangulation", whatever that is. > >If so, that's pretty silly and is probably not leading to performance >that's very different from either purely random or strict round robin. > >Ping times only correlate to available bandwidth when congestion is bad. >Otherwise these two factors are militantly unrelated to each other. Well, I suppose all they have to do is buil a global OSPF network encompassing the entire internet and they'd be set. Justin "Yes I'm kidding" Newton Justin Newton Internet Architect Erol's Internet Services - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -