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Re: Traffic Engineering

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Wed Sep 17 16:13:07 1997

Kent W. England wrote:

> At
> that point a pizza parlor owner says to himself "two out of every five of
> my customers are on the Internet. Perhaps I need a web page." And,
> suddenly, pizza on the Net makes a lot of sense and the traffic patterns
> shift. As the density grows to 90%, local traffic becomes dominant over
> distant traffic.

Georgaphically local, not topologically.

A *big* difference.

Unless we're willing to go back to regulated monopolies geographical
locality makes little difference in overall traffic patterns.