links on the blink (fwd)

From Sat Nov 4 15:13:10 1995

  >Date: Sat, 4 Nov 1995 12:48:36 -0800 (PST)
  >From: Michael Dillon <>
  >To: Hans-Werner Braun <>
  >cc: Mike <>,,,
  >Subject: Re: links on the blink (fwd)
  >In-Reply-To: <>
  >Message-ID: <>
  >> I will not go into a point by point rebuttal here, even though I
  >> generally do not subscribe to your arguments. I am not planning on
  >> "winning" here, I just want to get the issues on the table and evaluate
  >> the solution space. Just let me ask you, as a customer who fairly
  >> frequently experiences 10% packet loss between major Internet locations
  >> across major service providers (no mom and pop shops in the middle or
  >> at the end points), how would you suggest I deal with that?
  >Uh... Ignore it?
  >10% packet loss is quite within the normal range of parameters for a
  >packet switching network such as the Internet. If you want 0% packet loss,
  >you can lease your own private point-to-point lines.

  Uh... Michael, when we were running the NSFNET, as Hans-Werner and
  many readers of this list are well aware, we did _not_ accept 10% packet
  loss on any link or across the network. These problems stayed with
  the NSFNET NOC until resolution by the provider, MCI. We only considered
  -0%- loss to be acceptable.

  Sorry if others also responded to this,

  Steve Richardson/Merit