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Re: Slashdot: Providers Ignoring DNS TTL?
On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote: > Been happening for many years. How do you think the original > Boardwatch / Keynote speed tests were gamed? If you have any real > experience on the Internet, you are well acquainted with anycast web > servers. Gaming speed tests sounds pretty rare. It doesn't appear that Akamai does this, but maybe I'm wrong. But it would depend on having unique paths. And it violates RFC 1546, as previously explained. > Okie, I give up. You clearly have no idea what you are actually > talking about, so talk away, no one is listening. Yes, _You_ clearly aren't listening. Which is the problem. Your cannard of "Its been done (in an archaic environment)" has no bearing on anything. The whole point is that environment is changing, and so hacks that used to be done, hacks that even RFC 1546 anticipated and warned against, won't continue to work in the future. I'm reminded of the arguments in the late 80's about threading: People (like you) said there are no multithreading operating systems, and multiprocessor systems existed only in labs. So designing threadsafe libraries or writing multithreading capable languages was a total waste of time. And they showed as evidence all the programs written from 1975 to 1985. > One last comment (although I doubt you will understand): Reality > trumps... well, you. Reality trumps alright. But you won't understand that. "Past performance is no guarantee of future performane" Let me guess: You're one of those people who won't be concerned about global warming until they need waders to walk around Manhatten at high tide. Then you'll go "Gee, where'd all this water come from? Why didn't someone say that the ice caps were melting?" Well, PPLB isn't the end of the world. But PPLB is coming, and the smart people will be prepared for it. They dumb people, well, they're dumb. What can be expected from dumb people? -- Av8 Internet Prepared to pay a premium for better service? www.av8.net faster, more reliable, better service 617 344 9000