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Re: Ping triangulation

  • From: Jim Dixon
  • Date: Mon Jul 29 04:15:56 1996

On Mon, 29 Jul 1996, Peter Lothberg wrote:

> > They use the ping times to figure out which server would be closest.
> > All the servers are not located in the same place.  The idea is that 
> > european users may receive better service from a european server.
> 
> The network topology and geography does not match very well, I would guess
> that the network center of Europe is likely to be somwhere on the US
> Eastcoast.
> 
> Only Stockholm have multiple international E3 links....

There is more than one 45 Mbps circuit into the UK carrying Internet
traffic.

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