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From Cliff Skolnick <cl...@organic.com>
Subject Re: Sprint (Re: packet loss)
Date Sun, 03 Dec 1995 00:24:07 GMT


We just had some electrical work done...so you may just of had real
bad timing ;)

On Sat, 2 Dec 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:

>  
> > Organic (and hence hyperreal) shares HotWired's link.  For those of you
> > that experience packet loss, do you experience it with www.hotwired.com
> > as well?  Has loss to organic improved any in the last few days (I've been
> > playing with our networks)?  Would the loss be less if HotWired were hanging
> > off of MCI instead of Sprint?
> 
> If you can get off sprintlink, you're only going to improve
> things.
> 
> traceroute apache.org
>  1  tdiv-gw.lanl.gov (128.165.23.241)  1 ms  1 ms  3 ms
>  2  cisco-fire1.lanl.gov (128.165.4.241)  1 ms  1 ms  1 ms
>  3  esnet-rt1.lanl.gov (192.16.1.241)  6 ms  2 ms  2 ms
>  4  llnl-atms.es.net (134.55.24.1)  33 ms  35 ms  33 ms
>  5  ames-llnl.es.net (134.55.4.161)  162 ms  161 ms  45 ms
>  6  ICM-FIX-W.ICP.NET (192.203.230.16)  37 ms  42 ms  40 ms
>  7  sl-stk-5-H2/0-T3.sprintlink.net (144.228.10.21)  240 ms  201 ms  114 ms
>  8  sl-stk-7-F0/0.sprintlink.net (144.228.40.7)  40 ms  41 ms  41 ms
>  9  sl-wired-1-S0-T1.sprintlink.net (144.228.47.82)  45 ms  56 ms  46 ms
> 10  * * *
> 11  * * *
> 12  * * *
> 13  * * *
> 14  * * *
> 15  * * *
>   etc
> 
> 
> If you do get rid of Sprint, be sure to tell them the reason why.
> They're inability to keep a network operational is becoming common
> knowledge on the net. I know for a fact that when choosing a provider,
> people are now staying clear of sprint, even if they appear to be
> offering a faster (when tested) and cheaper service. If you're off
> the net for long periods, saving a few $s backfires big time.
> 
> There's no question, these people are incompetent. They a US<->UK
> link down for 6 months because they configured it incorrectly and
> blamed eveyone else for it not working. 
> "We're waiting for a part to be delivered" is their usual excuse.
> 
> 
> rob
> 
> 

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