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Re: Home media servers, AUPs, and upstream bandwidth utilization.

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Tue Dec 26 17:01:50 2006
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On Dec 26, 2006, at 12:12 PM, John Kristoff wrote:

I'm not very excited about things like jumbo frames, in part because
of the good work you did there to show hard they are to actually get
end-to-end, but all it takes these days is for one middle box in the
path to cripple, in any myriad of ways, an end host stack optimization.
Jumbo frames can certainly be helpful within the IDC, for example between front-end systems and back-end database and/or storage systems; the IDC is also a more controlled and predictable environment (or at least it should be, heh) than the aggregate of multiple transit/access networks, and therefore in most cases one ought to be able to ensure that jumbo frames are supported end-to-end between the relevant IDC-hosted systems (or even between multiple IDCs within the same SP network). This isn't the same as a true end- to-end capability between any discrete set of nodes on the Internet, but they can still indirectly increased performance for a topologically diverse user population by virtue of more optimal throughput 'behind the curtains', as it were.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 408.527.6376 voice

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