[FoRK] What's that tell you?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Jun 14 03:07:05 PDT 2009


On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 04:32:32PM -0700, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Got the same transfer rate (1-3KB/sec for hours) on both Verizon DSL and 
> Sprint broadband, while on other sites, including Google, Adobe, Ubuntu 
> mirrors, my own server near a backbone in S. Cal, were all very fast.  
> 30-200KB/sec at least, depending on site available bandwidth.  If it 
> happens again, I can proxy through another network to test.

Please do not top-post.
 
> If it was a bad cache, it was one that their software chose and stuck 
> to, even after 4 restarts.  I stand by my evaluation, although it was a 
> single day observation.  Microsoft MSDN downloads on that day were poor 
> for me.  Today, it is at about 230-270KB/sec.
> 
> I know I've noted slow sites before in the past.  And the painful 
> experience that is Sharepoint doesn't help my general impression, even 
> though it isn't their web site per se.
> 
> sdw
> 
> Benjamin Black wrote:
> >this is extraordinarily unlikely to be an issue of microsoft cdn scale.  
> >the
> >traffic for downloads, including msdn, is spread across several cdns,
> >including their own.  more likely is either trouble with the specific cache
> >to which you are being directed or a transient network issue between you 
> >and
> >the cache.
> >
> >there are all sorts of perfectly legitimate reasons to bash microsoft.
> >their expertise in content delivery is simply not one of them.
> >
> >
> >b
> >
> >On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> >
> >  
> >>Downloading from MSDN.microsoft.com for the last several hours has been
> >>going at the rate of 1-6 KB/sec.
> >>
> >>QT SDK from QTSoftware.com, 90-200KB/sec.
> >>
> >>Sure, the former may be more popular, but they also have infinite money to
> >>scale a simple download site.
> >>
> >>I'll have my app written in C++/QT and Actionscript/Air/Flex before I even
> >>get a MS dev environment set up.
> >>
> >>sdw
> >>
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