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NAP/ISP Saturation WAS: Re: Exchanges that matter...
I've recently been on a hunt - I'm currently on a contract in the Bay Area, but I am still doing some sysadmin for an ISP back in montana. The Montana ISP is Sprint connected. For my local connection in Hayward, CA, I signed up with PACbell, figuring that it would do until I found another provider. After two months I had had enough and went on a quest for another provider. What I discovered is that If I did an extended ping to any provider in my local calling area, I had at least 5% packet loss (the provider I am using right now was at 5%). Pacbell was around 50%. Others varied. By contrast, I can ping any sprint-customer-attached computer and have almost 0% packet loss (1 out of 1000 lost occassionaly). Unfortunately I couldn't find a local provider which was spirnt connected. (An aside: anyone who knows a local priver in hayward which is sprint-connected is more than welcome to contact me directly :)