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RE: latency (was: RE: cooling door)

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Sun Mar 30 12:36:01 2008

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Fred Reimer wrote:

application to take advantage of the networks' capabilities.   Mikael (seems
to) complain that developers have to put latency inducing applications into
the development environment.  I'd say that those developers are some of the
few who actually have a clue, and are doing the right thing.

I was definately not complaining, I brought it up as an example where developers have clue and where they're doing the right thing.

I've too often been involved in customer complaints which ended up being the fault of Microsoft SMB and the customers having the firm idea that it must be a network problem since MS is a world standard and that can't be changed. Even proposing to change TCP Window settings to get FTP transfers quicker is met with the same sceptisism.

Even after describing to them about the propagation delay of light in fiber and the physical limitations, they're still very suspicious about it all.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]