[e2e] Re: crippled Internet
fred at cisco.com
Wed Apr 25 07:59:27 PDT 2001
You folks disagree with my analysis; maybe you have a better explanation
than I do. What is your explanation? Here's the problem.
Upper crust ISPs generally throw enough bandwidth into their networks and
between their networks that delay and loss are nominal. When I talk with
you guys about problems in the net, you say "show me the link, because I
manage my links at some huge over-capacity".
When users measure Internet behavior, they say that delay is highly
variable and loss is excessive. We get all manner of stuff like the NY
Times article the other day which said that if the Internet didn't develop
something resembling QoS, it would be bypassed. The Internet Weather Report
folks have quite a going business helping them measure this, and as you
know, they really *do* like to bash the ISP.
I don't see any evidence that either is stupid or incorrect in their
reports. They seem to live on different planets, though. Tell me where the
problem lies if it is not on the interconnect between them.
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