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Re: Is anyone actually USING IP QoS?

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue May 18 15:16:27 1999

"John A. Tamplin" <[email protected]> wrote:

>This is assumes that the number of hosts attached are constant.  If the
>number of hosts grow exponentially, then the bandwidth required of the
>network will grow faster than exponentially.

I didn't notice any exponential growth of hosts in my home (although
my bandwidth grew from 14.4 to a T-1 meanwhile).

The exponential growth of _connected_ hosts was mostly fueled by
connecting existing machines and by new computer users.  Unless
you have a recipe for getting people to breed much faster the
end of that trend is pretty much in sight (witness PC makers
killing themselves in scramble to the way-less-than-affluent market).


PS. If you do know that secret recipe please keep it secret :)