[e2e] What's wrong with this picture?
arthurcallado at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 10:54:28 PDT 2009
And 5-10 seconds RTT seems too little for IPN (http://www.ipnsig.org),
no matter what planet. Or are you pinging from the Earth's Moon? That
RTT would be reasonable (without equipment failure) in a moon-to-earth
scenario, but I wonder what reason you gave for an agency to fund such
Networking and Telecommunications Research Group
Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Loki
Jorgenson<ljorgenson at apparentnetworks.com> wrote:
> Satellite link? Probably geostationary from the looks of it (around
> 600ms RTT) - possibly more than one bounce in certain cases. The
> buffers on satellite link modems can be quite large to boot. Little to
> no loss is not surprising given their retransmit capabilities.
> Apparently part of a fail-over if it returned to terrestrial values in
> the morning.
> That accounts for anything up to about 2 seconds. The really high 5-10
> second RTTs still seem pretty extreme even for satellites....
> Loki Jorgenson
> Apparent Networks
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> For those who have some idea of how TCP does congestion control, I ask
> "what's wrong with this picture?" And perhaps those who know someone
> responsible at the Internet Access Provider involved, perhaps we could
> organize some consulting help...
> (Hint: the problem relates to a question, "why are there no lost IP
> datagrams?", and a second hint is that the ping time this morning was
> about 193 milliseconds.)
> $ ping lcs.mit.edu
> PING lcs.mit.edu (18.104.22.168) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from zermatt.csail.mit.edu (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=1 ttl=44
> time=6330 ms
> 64 bytes from zermatt.csail.mit.edu (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=2 ttl=44
> time=6005 ms
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