RE: Great job AT&T (re: Microsoft problems)

From: Craig Partridge []
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 1:33 PM

>Looking at traces to Microsoft's DNS servers (which are all hosted on
>the same ISP backbone, bad idea) shows 50% packet loss right now from
>ATT Broadband. It's possible the servers will actually answer DNS
>queries, but the protocols don't survive all that well in the face of
>50% or greater packet loss.

Past evidence (like times in 1987 and 1988 when we ran the DNS over
links with 50% loss and higher, and experience on the
bottlenecked trans
Atlantic cable a few years back) suggests the DNS works pretty well
with high loss regimes.