[e2e] how far it queues?

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Fri Oct 4 12:28:30 PDT 2002

At 12:39 PM 10/4/2002 -0300, Alexandre L. Grojsgold wrote:
>Then come people with some voice and video applications and tell us that
>they have some special needs to run their stuff:
>- the packet transmission delay shall not exceed much the time that light
>   takes to cover the distance between the sender and the receiver;
>- the jitter must be low, i.e., the delay must not vary much, nor very
>   fast.
>- very few packet discards.
>Ok, given these needs, what can one expect from the above mentioned happy
>and healthy net? Will it fit the needs? Most of the time? Half the time?

It's easy to make up "requirements".   Most of them are BS.   If somebody 
came to me with requirements like those above, I'd say: wow, aren't you 

I could come to the US electric power grid and ask it for femtosecond 
pulses of energy on demand at any random time I choose, with the only 
constraint being that I never use more than 1 Megawatt-hour per year, 
averaged over a year, which is really a modest power consumption.

Sounds reasonable, right?   Any power network should be able to do that if 
I just connect my load across the 110V terminals, and switch it on?

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