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[Discuss] Off-Topic [IP] BufferBloat: What's Wrong with the Internet? (fwd)

On 12/12/2011 05:33 PM, Gordon Marx wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Bill Horne<bill at>  wrote:
>> At some point, the Internet will need a major overhaul. For what I
>> do, which is mostly email, it worked as originally designed. For
>> what many ISP's and content providers are attempting to do, which
>> is near-real-time content delivery, it can be "bent to fit" by
>> adding ever-fatter pipes and ever-larger buffers, at the expense
>> (as the OP pointed out) of degrading key performance metrics like
>> latency.
> Hey, you should check out this startup in Kendall. They're called
> Akamai, they're 13 years old and have ~$1B in yearly revenue, and
> they deliver like 30+% of internet traffic without fattening pipes or
> degrading latency.
>> My 2?. YMMV.
> It does!

Gordon doesn't speak much on the list but when he does it usually makes 
me chuckle.

- Eric C.

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