[LINK] Relieving Peer-to-peer Pressure
drose at nla.gov.au
Thu Feb 26 17:20:13 EST 2004
Reword it to "most data flows downstream" and it works.
RX bytes:17954894 (17.1 Mb) TX bytes:15524322 (14.8 Mb)
RX bytes:23650906 (22.5 Mb) TX bytes:3473028 (3.3 Mb)
RX bytes:83288790 (79.4 Mb) TX bytes:7542949 (7.1 Mb)
All three host email but no web services. But one would, if it was 256/256
-- There's the rub. My uploads get palmed upstream to the webspace provided
by the ISP, as it's soooo slow at 64K
Daniel Rose 62621599
National Library of Australia
From: brendansweb at optusnet.com.au [mailto:brendansweb at optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2004 12:48 PM
Cc: link at anu.edu.au
Subject: Re: Re: [LINK] Relieving Peer-to-peer Pressure
> Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> wrote:
> At 10:47 +1100 26/2/04, jeff.evans at iird.vic.gov.au wrote:
> > [quoting from an article...]
> Correct, Jeff.
> The "A" in "ADSL" stands for "asymmetrical". Some providers also
> offer SDSL, a symmetrical DSL service, but usually at a significantly
> higher cost for the "same" bandwidth.
> Cable modems, on the other hand, are in theory symmetrical. But it's
> possible for the ISP to "shape" the traffic in any way they like.
> Analogy: I may have a four-lane highway with two lanes in each
> direction, but I can also station a traffic cop to limit traffic in
> one direction.
> The asymmetrical model is built on the assumption that "most
> information comes from a few big providers", which while true has
true??? Hey? What? More likely to be false don't you think?
The only time this statement will be true is when the costs to access the
distribution channel are comparatively high (eg TV, radio) cf newsgroups,
chat, email vs News sites, premium content sites etc.
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