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Re: Why aren't people changing their subject lines when threadsdrift?
At 1996-07-27 01:54 +0000, Alan Hannan wrote: >] Ping times only correlate to available bandwidth when congestion is bad. >] Otherwise these two factors are militantly unrelated to each other. > > Agreed very much. However, ping times can be used as latency > determination metrics. And latency is disproportionately important when you're concerned only with HTTP performance. However, pings *can* be used to measure bandwidth, by sending multiple sizes of ping and measuring the difference in response times between small and large pings. On a graph of ping size vs. response time, you'd see the y-intercept representing base latency and the slope representing bandwidth. This is how bing does its work. -- Shields, CrossLink. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -