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Re: Well done Sprint!
What do y'all think of pathchar *as it is now*? How reliable is it for determining actual _available bandwidth_? I thought according to VJ, CAIDA, Cisco and even the NSF it was "way-alpha"? Steve Blair wrote: > >well, one could get Van Jacobson's pathchar, and learn the >true capacity that way. I could care less what *theoretical >bandwidth* is available, when customers complain. I want to >know what bandwidth *is available*, and pathchar goes a very >long way towards that end. > >link labelling could be arguably silly, if you're basing your >determination on a competetitor's labels, you could >get some unusual surprises IMHO... > >-- >steve c blair tivoli systems inc firstname.lastname@example.org >"Why can't we blast them onto someone else's property?" > >'Vadim Antonov writes...' >**> >**> There's no use in promoting corporate paranoia at the expense of >**> engineering cooperation. It is like butcheing the hen which lays >**> the golden eggs. Knowing link capacity was useful (while it lasted) >**> to get the idea of what is more likely to be dropping packets >**> on the floor when customers complained.