[757labs] Now: Fios fail Was: BFYI - 2nd Mid-Town Tunnel Support
trevorl.salad at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 22:58:44 EST 2011
I used to use my own caching DNS server for just this reason. It was much
more reliable to cache off a combination of another ISP, my hosting
provider, and Cox than to do Cox alone.
The DNS system is due for a serious overhaul anyway, with the advent of
poorly maintained load distribution systems and load balancing DNS servers
that don't work, extremely low TTLs on A records and no quick way to
determine the life of a system from the users perspective, it leads to
thousands of ms of latency before you even start dumping data across a
circuit which is over saturated to begin with.
I'm sure there's a witty metaphor about toilets, sewers and shit in here
somewhere, but I'm too tired.
On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM, matthew green <chef at 757.org> wrote:
> thats why not to use there dns servers
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Adam Crosby <adam at uptill3.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 8, 2011, at 6:25 PM, Scott Dorsey wrote:
> >> And, while you're at it, you might want to notice that the actual
> >> of FIOS internet service is still a fraction of what was available a
> >> ago throughout Korea at a much lower price.
> > Who cares if you can get gigabit to the house for $19.99 a month, if you
> have to take a 1200ms jump to get to the Internet, and you and 100m of your
> closest friends are all jamming your gigabit/s traffic through a single
> OC-192? Korea has had the functional equivalent of a super fast LAN, where
> there was no content, and stuffing everybody onto the same few relatively
> tiny outbound pipes.
> > I don't think bandwidth to the home is a limiting factor anymore -
> anything greater than 3-5mb/s is just frosting for long downloads or
> stealing shit on the Internet. Low latency, and low congestion up-stream
> are WAY more important for quality of service comparisons, such as
> streaming videos or surfing the web.
> > Hell, just DNS services being slow can make it seem like you're on
> dial-up again (and Cox is REALLY REALLY REALLY bad at running DNS for some
> > --
> > Adam
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