I think the akamai people have been having some trouble this week.
Usually, their stuff is pretty fast, but lately is piss poor.
We used to use Akamai, but at $2000/Mbit/month its a little hard to justify
when compared to $800/Mbit/month for a normal ISP.
In addition, Akamai doesnt support http/1.1 compression at all, so our
bandwidth usage was higher when using Akamai than when not.
Supposedly they are planning on running XSLT processors on their edge
network later this year. An interesting model.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 11:57 AM
> To: Rodent of Unusual Size; FoRK Grate -- Just Us!
> Subject: Re: Akawho?
> Yesterday at the W3C Web Services Workshop, the rep from
> Akamai said their
> customers don't buy the service for performance for the users, the big
> benefit is that it makes it easier for the people running the site to
> administer it. Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rodent of Unusual Size" <Ken.Coar@MeepZor.Com>
> To: "FoRK Grate -- Just Us!" <FoRK@Xent.Com>
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 4:15 AM
> Subject: Akawho?
> > Has anyone else noticed that, despite their claims that they
> > improve accessibility, every page that includes a link to
> > an Akamai-served banner-ad takes up to one hundred forty times
> > as long to load the advert as any other single entity on the page?
> > --
> > #ken P-)}
> > Ken Coar <http://Golux.Com/coar/>
> > Apache Software Foundation <http://www.apache.org/>
> > "Apache Server for Dummies" <http://Apache-Server.Com/>
> > "Apache Server Unleashed" <http://ApacheUnleashed.Com/>
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